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Thrikkakara Temple is one of the few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana. It is situated in Thrikkakara, a Municipality near Kochi in the state of Kerala, South India. The party falls in Malayalam Chingam (needle set) and marks the return of the mythical King Mahabali to Malayalees as their king. For this occasion elephants are adorned with party.
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