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Elephants

Here are a collection of various elephants from India.
The statues & buildings are in the ancient city of Hampi which was established between the 14th to the 16th centuries by the Vijayanagar Empire
- The early ones are statues of the god Ganesh
- You can also see the stables where the rulers housed their own elephants
. Some people have said that King Krishnadevaraya's personal army had over 900 elephants.
- Finally, a living elephant, waiting patiently to take part in an Indian wedding
. that was happening in the house over the road from where I was staying in Allahabad.
0908 Hampi Ganesh - 2web.jpg
0908 Hampi Ganesh - 2web.jpg
0901 Hampi Ganesh - 1web.jpg
0901 Hampi Ganesh - 1web.jpg
1268 Elephant Stables 1.jpg
1268 Elephant Stables 1.jpg
1301 Elephant Stables 2.jpg
1301 Elephant Stables 2.jpg
9912 Nightime Wedding Elephant.jpg
9912 Nightime Wedding Elephant.jpg
1352 Hampi Frieze - Elephants.jpg
1352 Hampi Frieze - Elephants.jpg
1075 Hampi Ganesh - 3.jpg
1075 Hampi Ganesh - 3.jpg