KERALA

Rare ceremony

FLOOD OF DEVOTION: Devotees visit the Thanikkudam Bhagavathy Temple near Thrissur on Saturday during the ‘Arat’ ceremony. The ceremony is performed in the temple only when the Thanikkudam river overflows, enters the shrine and submerges the idol. Heavy rain on Saturday caused the river to overflow its banks and flood nearby locations.

FLOOD OF DEVOTION: Devotees visit the Thanikkudam Bhagavathy Temple near Thrissur on Saturday during the ‘Arat’ ceremony. The ceremony is performed in the temple only when the Thanikkudam river overflows, enters the shrine and submerges the idol. Heavy rain on Saturday caused the river to overflow its banks and flood nearby locations.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: By Special Arrangement

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