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Kottayam Thirunakkara Pakalpooram
India

Around 4pm the Tiger Dancers start at the Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, a colorful recreational folk art. As the afternoon progresses on the Pakal pooram (elephant pageant) starts around 6pm.

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