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Caption : It is a strenuous seven-day ritual for these boys, all under 13, enrolled as "warriors of the goddess" and required to undertake a total of 1008 prostrations before the deity during the final seven days of the ongoing 'Pongala festival' at the Attukal Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. A majority of the record number of 531 boys registered for the 'Kuthiyottam ritual' at the temple this year are staying away from their homes for the first time. All of them are required to be in the shrine for a whole week from Friday as part of the thanksgiving religious vow taken by their parents.
Photo: S. Gopakumar 18-02-2005
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