NewsFlash - THRISSUR POORAM ELEPHANT FESTIVAL

NewsFlash
THRISSUR POORAM ELEPHANT FESTIVAL

Known as the cultural capital of the Indian state of Kerala, its name literally translating to “the city of the Sacred Siva”, Thrissur, the country’s 20th largest city, is rich in history, brimming in cultural heritage and wealthy in archaeological treasures. If you have a weakness for colourful Indian festivals that both delight and assault the senses at the same time, then this is the one for you, complete with fireworks, folk dancing, revelry and plenty of drumming. In a region in which elephants are a common feature of religious festivities, Thrissur Pooram stands out as an observance that is specially endowed with the presence of these giants, which are, of course, the main attraction – decorated with gleaming golden headdresses, ornamental bells, palm leaves, peacock feathers and beautiful intricate paintings. Ornate parasols – carried by the elephant riders on tall bamboo poles – add to the stunning overall visual feast of it all.