07 Sept 2017: Pulikkali at Thrissur

Sep 07, 2017
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Ritual procession/ tiger dance of Kerala during Onam celebration 

This folk form, prominent in Thrissur is held in connection with Onam. The performers are men and they paint their body and face meticulously to resemble tigers. They move in groups and dance to the tune of percussions and enact scenes of playing hide and seek with a hunter wielding a gun. On this day, over 500 tigers are move through the streets of Swaraj Round in Thrissur in the afternoon (2pm). This sportive event usually lasts for hours. 

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