No elephants to add charm on Thrissur Pooram

The Kerala High Court has ordered a ban on parading elephants on Thrissur Pooram this year.
The Kerala High Court has ordered a ban on parading elephants on Thrissur Pooram this year.

2008-03-27 - Thrissur, India , Kundur Sathya Narayanan / CNN-IBN

Thrissur (Kerala): Caparisoned elephants are displayed accompanied by the traditional panchavadyam orchestra on Thrissur Pooram every year. However, this year the Kerala High Court has thrown water over the festivities, even before they have begun. It has upheld an earlier ban on parading elephants between 1100 hrs (IST) and 1400 hrs (IST) at all festivals. The ban had earlier been modified to allow the Thrissue Pooram festivities, but with elephants running amok at the last Pooram, an animal ri...

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