Thrissur: To the elation of Pooram lovers, the medical team examined Thechikottukavu Ramachandran informed that the tusker is perfectly healthy to parade. The three-member medical team revealed that the tusker Ramachandran has no sign of musth and no wounds are seen upon his body and the report submitted to the collector. The district Collector Anupama IAS is entrusted to have decided whether the tusker to be paraded at ‘Poora Vilambam’ or not.
‘Pooravilambam’ the custum where Naythalakavilamma opens north door of the temple at the eve of Thrissur Pooram would be performed by Thechikottukavu Ramachandran for years to his honor. The elephant owners were also withdrawn from their decision not to provide elephants to the festivals over the consent given by the ministers at the meeting with elephant owners. On Friday, Kerala High Court said that the panel headed by Collector is to take final decision over Thechikottukavu Ramachandran issue. The court said that it will not intervene over the ban on parading the tusker at Poravilambam, the function at the eve of Pooram.
On Thursday, the collector informed that elephants run amok on hearing fire crackers, elephants in musth, and aggressive elephants should not be paraded at festivals. Thechikottukavu Ramachandran run amok and killed two persons when fire crackers burst nearby him at Guruvayoor temple and citing this incident elephant was banned from Pooram. The ban imposed by the collector will be effective from May 12 to 14, the days of Thrissur Pooram.