Now Padmanabhan was famous throughout Kerala and the Maharaja of Ambalappuzha often requested him to be sent there. The authorities of Guruvayur refused this under some pretext or other and when the Maharaja started
Elephants at Guruvayur
The elephant in the Guruvayur temple are a unique feature. No other temple in kerala, and for that matter perhaps, throughout India, has so many elephants brought to it by the devotees as their offering. And some of these elephants, during their life-time, were the greatest, the grandest and the most adored by lovers of elephants and also marvelously magnificent and kingly in their mien. Of them, the names of Guruvayur Padmanabhan and Gajarajan Kesavan are worth mentioning.