Friday, 20 September 2013

E for Elephant

E for Elephant

          A crowded city bustling with traffic and people; there are supermarkets, apartment complexes, schools and all that you can find in a city. In the middle of all this, an Elephant walks through along with a man with a thin slender stick in his hand. If you find this to be usual and common place, you are a Keralite J. Believe me, for people from other part of the world, this will be as horrifying as seeing a Tiger or Lion on the road.

      We love our elephants. A festival cannot be complete without elephants. In spite of them going mad once too often and wreaking havoc, we still insist on this giant presence as part of our celebrations.

          It is a sight to behold the black beauty in all its caparisoned beauty. But we should also make sure knowingly or unknowingly, we do not cause discomfort for those poor big(not lil) things.

          People who are not from Kerala might be shocked to know that there are fan clubs for elephants across our state. Even more amusing will be the fact that we can tell one elephant from the other looking at its features J.

          Right from childhood, we are told to run out of home and watch whenever we hear the clinking of an Elephant’s chain and that curiosity remains with a mallu till last breath J.

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1 comment:

  1. In Tamil, the saying goes, "Aanai varum pinne, mani osai varum munne": The elephant comes behind, the bell sound comes ahead.
    Elephants had two brass bells hanging from a rope draped over its back. As the beast lumbered along these bells swung out and back, rhythmically knocking against its belly, causing them to chime. As kids, when we heard the bells, we ran out to watch the elephant pass by,