Babiya, the well-known ‘vegetarian’ crocodile that has been residing in the temple pond around the Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple at Ananthapura in Kasaragod, Kerala, for over seven decades, has died.
Sources said that the crocodile was stricken by age-associated infection.
As in line with temple officials, Babiya become found lifeless at 11pm within the pond on Sunday.
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A veterinary health practitioner came to the temple on Monday morning and tested it.
Temple government have been considering Babiya as a ‘divine crocodile’
Lakshmana Hebbar P, the temple manager, stated the final rites of the crocodile had been finished as per Hindu customs and tantric rituals round 12 midday.
Temple government additionally said the crocodile around 80 years old.