Thrissur: First time in the history, Thrissur city witnessed silence on this day of Pooram owing to coronavirus lockdown. Without any pomp and celebrations, the pooram will be solemnized only with the rituals.
Paramekkavu and Thiruvambady temples will be closed after the tantric rituals by 9 am. The Vadakunnatha Temple and its premises are empty for the first time.
Earlier, Paramekkav Devaswom had given a try to seek permission to conduct the festival with a single elephant. However, the government turned down the request considering the violation of lockdown protocol.