Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

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Shaivaite and Vaishnavaite elephants!



Shaivaite!



Vaishnavaite!

24 comments :

Shail said...

Even elephants are forced by man to have factions??! :)

Sandhya said...

Shail: Seems like that!

Crafty said...

Thanks for this SandhyaMa! Shaivaite is going to be my desktop for days to come, now! :D

kavita said...

Until now i had no idea that they have factions - great capture !

Bikramjit said...

Such a mgnificient animal .. I admire it a lot .. I would love to see them in the WILd someday ..


Bikram's

UmaS said...

LOL !!! For all they know, its only painting on them !!!

Shalet Jimmy said...

What is the explicit difference between the two...What a world?

Sandhya said...

Crafty: Hahaha!


Kavita: It did not register (the marks) when I took the picture at two temples! I planned to display the picture of elephants and then noticed the marks!


Bikram: Maybe, but they are used to the easy life now...they get their food easily by just doing the easy work!


UmaS: Yes, Uma!


Shalet Jimmy: Poor animals!

Deepa said...

Good lord! Sub sects for elephants too? Next we will have Vadama and Vaathima too!

Destination Infinity said...

When I was in Coimbatore, there were frequent problems in nearby villages due to wild animals coming in to the villages. It seems people cannot control those type of elephants. Only the 'Gumki' or some type of elephants we can domesticate. I really admire how such a huge animal can just eat plants/ branches and survive!

I think people love splitting up in to groups - so that they can fight. They seem to have tried it with elephants, with little success :)

Destination Infinity

Harish said...

Next there should be some Muslim and Christian elephants too.

Swaram said...

LOL Gud one Sandhya ;)

BK Chowla, said...

I never knew this.

Sandhya said...

Deepa: That will be funnier, Deepa!


Destination Infinity: We are occupying their space so they have no other way but to enter our villages. They are very intelligent, have a look at this: http://io9.com/#!5783722/old-female-elephants-are-lion+fighting-geniuses

Are you back in Chennai, now?


Harish: Haha...but their worship places don't need elephants! After selecting the pictures, I noticed the marks on their foreheads!


Swaram: Thank you, Swaram!


BK Chowla: I too noticed it after selecting just elephant photos from my album, Chowlaji!

KParthasarathi said...

I could see the gentle sarcasm.Like Uma said to the elephants they are just colours on their foreheads.
Thanks for the Tamil New Year greetings and comments.
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy new year.
I do not hv your email ID
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radha said...

It is just a line - depends on how you view it - horizontal or vertical!

kanagu said...

ha ha ha... :) We have beliefs.. but why to show it thru elephants???

The first one is really good, seems like running.. :)

Sandhya said...

KParthasarathy: Thank you, Sir! These marks are very common in temple elephants!


radha: I agree with you, Radha! Every temple elephant has these marks on their foreheads. But it is interesting to watch these things!


kanagu: This elephant belongs of Peria koil, Thanjavoor. He was busy 'blessing' the foreigners! I went near him to click and he placed his trunk on my head too! Thank god, it did not have 'jollu' (dripping saliva)! I like elephants, I won't mind them pouring their jollu on me!

Deepa said...

Hi Sandhya. Have left an Award for you on my blog. Do remember to collect!

R. Ramesh said...

hey good one sandhya ji..sorry yar.i was caught up with lots of domestic changes...am ok now..back in sharjah..with wife n dau..tc..wishes always

Indian Home Maker said...

I had no idea!!
All I know is I wish we didn't use animals for our rituals, entertainment and pleasure.

Sandhya said...

Deepa: Thank you, Deepa!


Ramesh: All the best, Ramesh!


IHM: Yes, I am with you in this, IHM!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Caste system has broken the species barrier! Wow! We have truly progressed and proven beyond a shred of doubt that the Homo Sapiens sapiens are the most evolved amongst species ;)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Caste system has broken the species barrier! Wow! We have truly progressed and proven beyond a shred of doubt that the Homo Sapiens sapiens are the most evolved amongst species ;)

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