Elephant Festival Batik Gift Card

Betty Bose Uncategorized 0

According to legends in Hindu Mythology, demons and gods were churning the ocean (samudra manthan). Gods were fortunate to receive an elephant called Airavata, who reached his trunk down into the underworld, sucked up its water, then sprayed it into the clouds. Indra, the king of the gods, then made it rain cool water.

Each year in March/April, an Elephant Festival is held at Jaipur Chagan Stadium. A procession of elephants, painted and decorated with gems and embroidered velvets, walk past the jury of judges to be selected and receive the “Best Decorated Elephant Shield”.

The word batik means ‘wax writing’. The wax resist art form originated in India.

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