"Elephants are dressed up for a special occasion in Kerala which is called the Elephant festival at Thrisupuram.This festival consists of many richly caparisoned elephants. Elephants carry the deity during annual festival processions and ceremonial circumnambulations in the temples. Elephants are decorated with various things like gold plated caparisons (nettipattom), bells, and necklaces. People mounted on the elephants hold tinselled silk parasols (muthukuda) up high, swaying white tufts (venchamaram) and peacock feather fans (aalavattom) to the rhythm of the orchestra.
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