Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (BPNS)
An expatriate from Kerala is conducting a two day pooja at a Thrissur temple for the well being of Arikomban, the wild tusker that was relocated from Chinnakanal in Idukki district of Kerala to Tamil Nadu forest.
The pooja is being conducted by a woman Kochurani who is originally from Kottayam but now settled in Malaysia.
An entire day’s pooja was conducted at Alumthazham Mahavarahi Devi Temple at Vallur village near Anthikad in Thrissur district of Kerala on Saturday. The next pooja which is Panchami pooja will be conducted on June 23 at 6.30 pm.
Chief Priest of the Temple, Vishnu Kuttale solemnized the pooja to please Goddess Varahi. A large number of devotees were present for the pooja at the Thrissur temple praying for the well being of Arikomban.
The elephant which has a deep wound in its trunk is walking 15 to 20 km a day. Some elephant experts told media persons that the elephant is walking this distance in a bid to reach back to its old habitat in Chinnakanal in Idukki district of Kerala.