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Malabar Giant Squirrel
GIANT WHEEL IN THE EVENING
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Chained Giant

Thrissur Pooram is an annual Hindu temple festival held in Kerala, India. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur every year on the Pooram. The Vadakkunathan Temple is one of the oldest in Kerala and crowns the hill at the centre of Thrissur. Only Hindus are allowed inside, but the mound surrounding the temple has sweeping metropolis views. In the main parade, two teams of 15 beautifully caparisoned elephants face off across the temple grounds. On each elephant’s back, a man holds a parasol taller than the elephant itself, while another waves a yak-tail fan like a feather boa. As the pandimelam (temple orchestra) plays, the parasols are exchanged among the men standing on the animals. All the while the drums continue to bang through the day. About 100 elephants - or 'gajarajas' as they are called - take part in Thrissur Pooram.The Elephant participating in Thrissur Pooram are tied by iron chain .

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Date Taken: 05.2018
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