Elephant Ramankutty of Guruvayur Devaswom won in the famous elephant race (anayottam) held in Guruvayur on Wednesday. Ramankutty is becoming the winner for the 11th time. Total 27 elephants of the Guruvayur Devaswom were participated in the race which was taken out from Manjulal to the kalyanamandapam of the Guruvayur Sreekrishna temple.
Barricades were erected on both sides of the road to control thousands of elephant lovers, who thronged the place to witness the race. The elephant race marked the beginning of the 10-day annual festival of the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple .