Nadungamuwa Raja, one of the tallest elephants in Asia, is now remembered. This Sri Lankan company has a huge fan base all over the world. The elephant often traveled with gun-toting security guards. It was with such importance that the Sri Lankan defending camp was tilted.
The height of the king was 3.2 meters. The giant was also distinguished by its curved giant horns.
Raja was born in 1953 in Mysore. At that time the king was owned by a person belonging to the royal family. Raja and another elephant, Nawam Raja, were later gifted to a Sri Lankan traditional healer who cured a member of the royal family. That is how Raja came to Sri Lanka when he was three years old.
Sri Dalada Maligawa Monastery is a world-famous monastery located in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Legend has it that after the death of Lord Buddha, ivory was collected from his pile and brought here.
Dalada Maligawa is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. Isla Pirihara is a festival celebrated here every year. During this festival, a box representing the ivory of the Buddha is carried on an elephant.
The best elephant in Sri Lanka will get lucky for this. This opportunity has been given to Raja for the last few years. With this, the security forces sought the protection of the company. Raja resides in Nadungamuwa, Sri Lanka, 100 km from Kandy. The stamp was issued in 2019 by the Sri Lankan Postal Service in the name of this elephant, which is known as a national asset.
Everyone is looking for Nadungamuwa Raja cause of death, he died after an illness. He died during the annual Esala Perahera in Kandy at The Sacred Tooth Relic.