In pictures: Pulikali celebration in Kerala - The New Indian Express

In pictures: Pulikali celebration in Kerala

  • An artist performs the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Pulikali is a folk art performed to entertain people during Onam, a harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • Artists with their painted bodies and wearing tiger masks perform during the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • An artist, with painted body, reads a newspaper as he waits with others to perform during the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • An artist stands for his painted body to dry before performing the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • A crowd gathers to watch the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • Artists, with painted bodies, wait to perform during the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • An artist stands to have his body painted to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • An artist stands to have his body painted to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
  • Artists with painted bodies and wearing masks perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)