holi elephant painting, jaipur

we were fortunate enough to witness and partake in the sacred ritual of painting the elephants for the holi celebration. these docile creatures love the attention and cooperate gladly. what an amazing experience. most of the pictures below are of our friend “pinky”. she is a 36-year old asian elephant who loves to interact with people.

~ by jacobbmurphy on March 9, 2012.

4 Responses to “holi elephant painting, jaipur”

  1. colorful elephant in black life

  2. Reblogged this on expresscostumes and commented:
    Just beautiful.

  3. Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

  4. Hi

    I really loved your photos on Holi and also the preparation of the elephants for the festival. Can i ask if you remember where you saw the preparation of the elephants or how you came across it.

    My fiance and I are attending the festival in March.

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