I felt so grateful to be a witness to this beautiful ceremony today. In Hinduism, puja is an offering ritual. The purpose was to bless ancestors and future generations. The puja was for Lord Ganesha to help remove obstacles. The occasion today was a special new moon that is very good for this particular puja. It was especially sacred because there were elephants there that participated in the ceremony. It was about four hours long. It was truly amazing to watch. I felt inspired to learn more about Hinduism afterwards.
At the elephant junction, there are many ways to interact with these beautiful and gentle creatures who play an important role in Hindu life. One of them is an elephant bath! You sit on the elephant and they spray you with water from their trunk! We watched a family get sprayed down. It looked quite fun and exhilarating.