Thousands witness Arattupuzha Pooram

THRISSUR, MARCH 24. Tens of thousands of devotees gathered at Arattupuzha, near here, last night to witness the Arattupuzha Pooram.

The Arattupuzha Pooram is described as `the greatest Devamela on earth.' The `ezhunnellippu' (procession) of the `thidambu' (idol) of the Arattupuzha Sastha included caparisoned elephants and traditional percussionists.

About 250 percussionists, led by Peruvanam Kuttan Marar, presented the Panchari Melam. Display of fireworks followed.

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