'Thrissur Pooram' festival ends without any incident

The famous ‘Thrissur Pooram’ festival concluded without any incident after the major attractions of procession of elephants and fireworks display, amid tight security in the wake of the Kollam temple tragedy and guidelines by Kerala High Court for its conduct.

Unprecedented security and disaster preparedness had been put in place for the smooth conduct of the last 36-hours of the seven-day ‘Pooram’ festivities.

The Pooram rituals concluded after the presiding deities from ‘Paramekkavu’ and ‘Thiruvampadi’ Devi temples ‘bid farewell’ to Lord Vadukkumnathan, promising that they would meet him next year for ‘Pooram’. A disaster management official said there was a massive crowd this year due to the publicity the festival received, particularly after the Kollam temple tragedy, which killed 108 persons.