The annual ten-day Pooram-Uthram festival of the Uliyakovil Sree Durga Bhagawati temple in the city will begin on February 11.

Festival committee general convener T. Thulasidharan Pillai said the cultural programmes in connection with the festival had been organised with a thrust on temple folk art.

The festival ceremonies will begin with a ‘thanka-anki' procession from the Anandawalleshwaram temple at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Other cultural events include dance programmes, professional drama, music programmes led by playback singers and reality show stars, Kathakali and comedy shows.

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