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Lakshmi - The Elephant

You can see Lakshmi - The Elephant at the virupaksha temple at Hampi Karnataka. In the morning... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BapiSubudhi
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Lakshmi is an absolute delight!

she is a resident of Virupaksha temple. Very well-trained by her mahut. If you give her a rs. 10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nisha R
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Hampi Temple, Hampi, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can see Lakshmi - The Elephant at the virupaksha temple at Hampi Karnataka. In the morning Lakshmi went to the river for bath. Then she came to the temple and blessed everyone.

Thank BapiSubudhi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

she is a resident of Virupaksha temple. Very well-trained by her mahut. If you give her a rs. 10 note, she will take it in her trunk and hand it over to her mahut and bless you. if you give coins, she won't bless ;)

Thank Nisha R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the active temple, you can get a blessing from this elephant. A small donation is taken from your hand by the elephant's trunk, who passes the bill to her handler. Then, she places her trunk on your head in blessing. Very cool!

Thank tonyvernon4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw her taking a bath in the Thungabhadra river and again saw her in the temple eating bananas from the visitors hands. Seemed very friendly.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This poor elephant! It is awful :( the elephant has to stand there all day long like in a circus :( I feel sorry

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We were very lucky to see Lakshmi before he was spirited away. He like food but he likes money more.

Thank sealcoater
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The elephant is supposed to be the living diety at the Virupaksha Temple. Lakshmi is well trained for the selfie seeking tourists. One can get blessings from her and selfies of the same by offering sugarcane or money (around ₹10). Blessings come in the form...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A good experience with this humble elephant Lakshmi. Lakshmi is a trained elephant and you give her money she'll bless you with her trunk.

Thank Nidhi M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

She is one of the main attractions at Virpaksha Temple in Hampi. She is quite friendly with tourists . One can get himself or herself clicked with her by offering bananans or money. The money is obviously taken up the care taker while the elephant...More

Thank Nikhil P
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Location : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Just as you remove your footwear, clear your dues for camera and basic checking you enter the temple. On left there is this jumbo yet loveable Lakshmi (Elephant). You feel sad seeing the space in which is it accommodated being...More

Thank svakiya
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