The main characteristics of the elephant are his strenght and steadfastness. There for it became a symbols of physical and mental strength, as well as responsibility and earthiness.
In the mandala offering ritual one offers to the Buddha the Precious Elephant, with the strength of one thousand elephants and who can circumdbulate the whole universe three times in one day. Also the elephant tusks are one of the Seven Royal Emblems.
The elephant is the vehicle of Tathagata Aksobhya and the deity Balabadra. The elephant also appears as a guardian of the temples and of Buddha himself.
~Ven. Jam packed Choskyi
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