The importance of Elephants in Indian culture is obvious from religion, to architecture, literature, mythology, and history.
A Bull Elephant Statue. Elephants Are Inseparable From Indian Culture, Religion, And History.
Animals form an important part of Indian culture and beliefs and elephants are undoubtedly the most featured animals. These creatures, specifically the Asian elephants, are used in symbolism, mythology and art such as sculptures, pictures and architecture.
Elephants are strong, intelligent, resilient and capable of strong emotions. They are loved and revered in India.
Elephants In Religious History Over The Years
In other parts of the world such as Africa, people regard elephants as tourist attractions and beasts of burden. Therefore one might wonder why elephants are treated with such respect in India.
What’s so special about them anyway?