Curtain comes down on 36-hour festival-Thrissur Pooram

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015,19:04 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thrissur | The spectacular Thrissur Pooram ended today after a 36-hour display of  splendour and glory, offering  magical sights and sounds to thousands of people who were camping at the sprawling Thekkinkadu maidan in the heart of the city.
The pooram ended  at noon with ”upacharam chollal”, a farewell ceremony of the two deities of Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi temples, the two competitors of the festival.
This is the only festival in Kerala that brings together people cutting across barriers of religion, caste and communities.
The main attraction of fireworks was held in the wee hours of this morning. Dressed in their best, more than 100 caparisoned elephants left the crowd spell-bound.
The brilliance of more than 300 percussion  ensembles can be described as the largest orchestra in the world, performing without even a single rehearsal.
The defeaning beats of drums left the spirits of lakhs of people including tourists from foreign countries, high.
Elaborate security arrangements were in place and no untoward incident was reported  during the festival.