A 62-year-old female elephant named Indira died in Udupi district on Tuesday due to prolonged fever over the past twenty days.
The elephant was living in the centuries-old Kollur Shree Mookambika Temple in Udupi district, which is situated in foothills of Kodachadri hills.
According to the temple authorities, the elephant dedicated its life to the temple for 22 years after it was gifted to the temple by a timber merchant.
Widely loved by locals and a public attraction to the visitors of the temple, Indira was suffering from fever for the past three weeks and passed away on Tuesday.
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