Organisers failed to maintain mandatory safe distance between people and elephants, say animal rights activists
If there is a will, there is a way, goes the adage.
The major fireworks display which was scheduled to happen in the wee hours of Wednesday and later postponed was again postponed to May 15 (Sunday) because of heavy rain.
A similar procession by Thiruvambady Dewaswom too reached there by 8am.
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Though Swaraj Round in Thrissur town has several hotels that serve quality food, seats get filled fast as lakhs of people throng the town on pooram day.
If one has to see the spirit of festival at its peak, then Elanjithara Melam of Paramekkavu Bhagavathy inside Sree Vadakkumnathan temple is the perfect moment.
The rain, which started at 6.45pm, could not dampen the spirit of the crowd as they cheered on when each umbrella went up in the air.
The much-awaited day for the spectacular show of Thrissur Pooram has arrived. Thousands of people started flowing to Thekkinkadu Maidan to watch the largest festival in the state.
At 76, Aniyettan is thrilled to lead the Melam for Thiruvambady once again, though he has some health issues.
At Thrissur station, five unreserved ticket(UTS) counters will function at the main entrance and one UTS counter will function at the second entrance.
A team of 42 veterinary officers will be on duty to examine fitness of elephants participating in Thrissur Pooram.
Several thousand people gathered at the south gate of Sree Vadakkunathan temple to witness the proclamation ceremony
The Thrissur Pooram will be celebrated in all its splendour on Tuesday
The umbrellas, featuring various renaissance and freedom movement leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and other prominent leaders from Kerala, also have an image of Savarkar.