The water feature at BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia is decorated with a row of elephant sculptures.
In India the elephant is a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence and peace. Elephants in Hinduism and the Indian Culture are a symbol of intellectual strength, and sturdy earthy mental strength. Elephants, in general, symbolize the qualities of wisdom, strength, courage, longevity, patience, honor, and stature.
Row of Elephants at the Temple
An elephant figure in clay at Darbargadh Poshina. More about votive elephants and horses in Poshina in later posts.
Animals of Clay
Clay elephants made in Poshina ….
A head of an elephant sculpted out of stone at Darbargadh Poshina
Elephant in Stone
Due to my interest in elephant pieces, I look for unusual items during my travels. Darbargadh Poshina didn’t disappoint with several unique elephants in stone.
Elephants Carved in Stone
Facing a majestic elephant at the Chinese Lantern Festival
Chinese Lantern Festival – Facing an Elephant
Lanterns make up a colorful elephant-themed fountain at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
Chinese Lantern Festival – Elephant Fountain
A pair of Chinese elephant lanterns glowing in the dark
Chinese Lantern Festival – A Pair of Elephants
The spots on this elephant make it unique when compared to other ones in India
Indian Elephant of a Different Kind
A portrait of an Indian elephant captured in Thekkady, Kerala
An Indian Elephant Portrait
Elephant Sighting in Ulm
It was surprising to see an elephant sculpture on a historical building in Ulm, Germany