Snow elephants

Valli & Lakshmi our two temple elephants graze for grass and brambles in the snowy forest of Skanda Vale.

Elephant bath time

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.

Guru & Valli 1994

Guru Sri Subramanium with Valli the temple elephant and other animals at Skanda Vale in 1994.

Elephant picnic

Swami Karuna and Valli the temple elephant enjoy a picnic together.

Elephant mud bath

Lakshmi, our new temple elephant, enjoys a good scrub in the mud. It helps to keep her skin cool, moisturised and protects from insects.