Ornaments Used for Elephants
Gold plated caparisons, umbrellas, alavattam, venchamaram and necklaces are Used as Ornaments.
The temple elephants are decorated with gold plated caparisons (nettipattam), bells, and necklaces. People mounted on the elephants hold tinselled silk parasols (muttukuda) up high, swaying white tufts (vencamaram) and peacock feather fans (alavattam) to the rhythm of the orchestra.
Photos are taken by Johnson V. Chirayath