Guruvayur Pallivetta

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PallivettaPallivetta (the royal hunt) starts with the Lords arrival at the Samudaya madam (Devaswom Office). By the time Lord arrives , 40 to 50 peoples wearing masks resembling the boar, called Pannimanushams with their bodies covered with wigs and plantain leaves. Pannimanushams, each awaits with two helpers who are painted to look like a boar but without mask. After the Pisharodi's call, pallivetta begins with the Lord on elephant run after the Pannimanushams. They take refuge around temple and at the end of the ninth round pannimanushams are beaten by the Lord.


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