Drumming up excitement at Indian festival

Artists beating drums and blowing trumpets during the annual eight-day Vrischikolsavam festival, which features a colourful procession of decorated elephants and drum performances, at the Sree Poornathrayeesa temple in Kochi, India, yesterday. The fe
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Artists beating drums and blowing trumpets during the annual eight-day Vrischikolsavam festival, which features a colourful procession of decorated elephants and drum performances, at the Sree Poornathrayeesa temple in Kochi, India, yesterday. The festival kicked off with the temple priest hoisting a flag in the presence of devotees. Special prayers and rites were performed earlier.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2017, with the headline 'Drumming up excitement at Indian festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe