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Pulikali Festival, Thrissur, Kerala

Pulikali, meaning tiger and dance or play of the tigers, is celebrated during Onam in Kerala. Men paint their bodies with the tiger strips and colours. During the process of getting ready a young girl, most probably related to one of the participants, stood beside.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Thrissur, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Aashit Desai