Thechikottukavu ramachandran-king of poorams-kerala elephant with nilavu


Thechikottukavu ramachandran nick name as raman. The elephant is under the control of thechikottukavu devaswom. Now raman is 46 years old. He has a height of 316 cm. he lives in thrissur district in kerala. Raman is a big elephant with big forehead, and long trunk and tusk. He lift his forehead with the thidambu during festival for long time. So he has a unique identity among kerala elephants. Raman is popularly called as ‘king of poorams’. He is born in bihar forest .but he brought up in kerala . because of his nilavu (head lifting) feature he is the ‘super star of festivals’. Raman take part in almost all festivals in kerala. The booking of him occurs through tender. He take part in festivals such as mudappallur vela ,ettithanam gajamela, kavssery pooram, cherai pooram, sri nagam maha ganapathi temple ,thirunakkara pooram, chemputhura makarachowa etc.