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Varkala Temple Festival Parade

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Parade through the streets of Varkala on the last day of the Janardhana Swamy Temple festival.
Varkala Temple Festival Parade

Varkala Temple Festival Parade

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On the last day of the Janardhana Swamy Temple Festival, a grand Arrattu procession takes place to add color and excitement to the festival. The highlight of the parade is five lavishly decorated elephants.

In Kerala, elephants are regarded as a symbol of pomp and prosperity, and no temple festival in the state is complete without them. In addition to providing prestige, the elephants also carry the statue of the temple god during the festival processions.

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