Temple Elephant/Madura, India/Photographic Time Line
The temple elephant @ Meenakshi temple blessing a child.
To be blessed by the elephant, one holds up a coin. The elephant takes it w/his trunk & taps one on the head. The father held the coin & the elephant took & tapped his head. The man @ the right signaled him to also tap the boy's head.
Photo credit: Benjamin Klatsky