Gajendra Moksha – Elephant Kings’ total Surrender The elephant and the crocodile struggled for a thousand years. When a thousand years was over, the elephant began to tire, although the crocodile’s strength was still undiminished. Gajendra lost a lot of blood and he became very weak. He finally realized that only God could help him and called out to Lord Narayana(Vishnu). He started to pray to Lord Vishnu.