Indian Elephant Pattern

Joan Agie
Sep 16, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021

Kids who enjoy coloring will love this free printable Indian elephant pattern coloring pages resource. An Indian elephant is a traditional symbol of royalty and divinity and is also associated with Buddha and the Hindu deity Ganesh.

According to Hindu mythology, elephants are regarded as sacred symbols of peace, strength, wisdom, and good luck. Elephants are decorated in India and are worshipped by Hindus simply because of their admirable qualities like obedience, respect, and care towards others.

Elephants are dressed in their finest costumes and decorated with heavy ornaments for the annual festival. They thus add to the aura of temples and bestow their blessings on the devotees.

In Hindu iconography, most deities are associated with a mode of transportation, commonly known as ‘vāhana’.

The elephant is believed to be a vāhana of the Hindu deities Lakshmi Brihaspati, Shachi, and Indra. This helpful sheet can be used to help kids with their coloring skills and also learn some facts about the Indian elephant patterns.

Did you know? Elephants are also believed to be the living incarnation of one of the most important Gods of Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesh who is an elephant-headed god.

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