"Jaipur's Elephant Festival: One Jumbo Sized Beauty Pageant!" -- Click through for a dozen photos of this festival where elephants are decorated stem to stern, as it were...

"Jaipur's Elephant Festival: One Jumbo Sized Beauty Pageant!" -- Click through for a dozen photos of this festival where elephants are decorated stem to stern, as it were...

Decorated Indian Elephant at Hindu Festival in India - as a sign of respect for God. Hindus believe God pervades in everything as everything was created by God, hence animals are held sacred in India and are most respected with Hindu art, decorations and paintings. Another reason why majority of Hindus/Indians are vegetarians. 80% of India are vegetarians- अहिंसा - non violence, Hinduism.

Decorated Indian Elephant at Hindu Festival in India - as a sign of respect for God. Hindus believe God pervades in everything as everything was created by God, hence animals are held sacred in India and are most respected with Hindu art, decorations and paintings. Another reason why majority of Hindus/Indians are vegetarians. 80% of India are vegetarians- अहिंसा - non violence, Hinduism.

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