Thrissur: To the elation of Pooram lovers, the district collector has allowed Thechikottukavu Ramachandran to parade at Poora Vilambam, the function at the eve of Pooram. Collector Anupama IAS has given permission to parade the tusker under stringent security measures.
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 panel headed by collector was entrusted to have decided whether the tusker to be paraded at ‘Poora Vilambam’ or not.
On Friday, Advocate General has given legal advice to the government that Thechikottukavu Ramachandran can be paraded at a function at the eve at Thrissur Pooram. On forwarding the legal advice, AG said that the parade would be held under stringent security measures and it would not be taken as a token of custom in coming years to pursue.
‘Pooravilambam’ the custom 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 The elephant owners were also withdrawn from their decision not to provide elephants to the festivals over the consent given by the ministers at the meeting with elephant owners.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 was to take final decision over Thechikottukavu Ramachandran issue. The court said that it would not be intervened over the ban on parading the tusker at Poravilambam, the function at the eve of Pooram.