Valli & Lakshmi our two temple elephants graze for grass and brambles in the snowy forest of Skanda Vale.
Twice a week, Swami Yogananda gives Valli a scrub to help keep her skin supple and healthy, then brushes her teeth and gives her a mud bath.
Skanda Vale’s temple elephant Valli goes on her daily walk with Swami Karuna.
Valli the temple elephant joins our annual Kali Procession.
Guru Sri Subramanium with Valli the temple elephant and other animals at Skanda Vale in 1994.
Valli & Lakshmi temple elephants enjoy a morning stroll in the forest.
Swami Karuna and Valli the temple elephant enjoy a picnic together.
Lakshmi, our new temple elephant, enjoys a good scrub in the mud. It helps to keep her skin cool, moisturised and protects from insects.
Say hello to Lakshmi, a 52-year-old Indian elephant, who has come to live with Valli here at Skanda Vale.
Valli the temple elephant eats a football-sized watermelon gobstopper.
A collection of long forgotten photos of Guru and Valli, our temple elephant.
We’ve just finished building Valli the temple elephant’s new home. See the video and pictures of her first bath…
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