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Andhra Pradesh: Skilled elephants in Chittoor get their due share of Kanuma honour

Forest officials offering pujas to trained elephants (kumkis) at Naniyala Elephant Camp near Kuppam in Chittoor district on Monday.

Forest officers providing pujas to educated elephants (kumkis) at Naniyala Elephant Camp close to Kuppam in Chittoor district on Monday.
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Whereas the point out of Kanuma pageant often conjures up in a single the photographs of home cattle getting worshipped, this time the forest officers in Chittoor district prolonged the honour to elephants too.

The officers worshipped the 2 kumkis(educated elephants) on the Naniyala Elephant Camp, close to Ramakuppam, surrounded by the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary.

Forest watchers and mahouts within the camp gathered on the venue within the early hours and gave a shower to the kumkis and adorned them with flowers.

Not like the common days, the elephants had been provided particular dishes, product of jowar, bajra, and ragi. The varieties included sugarcane items and a few leafy branches, procured from deep contained in the forest and most well-liked by the wild tuskers, that are usually not accessible to the educated elephants.

Forest Vary Officer (Kuppam) Ok. Madan Mohan Reddy stated it was joyous to have a good time the Kanuma pageant on the camp. “Our educated elephants play a vital function in tackling the man-animal battle each time their wild counterparts transfer into human habitations. The mahouts even have developed a sort of inseparable bond with the kumkis,” he stated. In the meantime, a number of households within the hamlets nestled within the sanctuary zone provided prayers to wild elephants and symbolically to Lord Vinayaka, to avoid wasting their crops jumbo herds.

Ok. Mani, a resident, stated the villagers think about it a very good omen in the event that they spot wild herds on the Kanuma pageant day. “Whether or not we sight them or not, we pray in our hearts that the wild elephants spare our crops. Ladies give harathi within the course of forests as a mark of veneration to elephants,” he stated.



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