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Thara Pooja - A Ritual of Kodungalloor Bharani, Thrissur

Presented here is the thara pooja ritual performed by red clad, sword wielding velichappadus or oracles as part of the Bharani festival. Kodungallur Bharani is an annual festival celebrated at the Kodungalloor Bhagavathy temple located in Thrissur district, State of Kerala, India. It is celebrated during the Malayalam month of Meenam (March / April) and has a special significance in the history of Kerala.