The participants, painted as tigers and hunters in yellow, red and black, danced to entertain a large crowd in Thrissur. Before this, Pulikali had always been a street performance staged exclusively by men.
“Kerala’s biggest contribution to the world is the great Hindu sanyasi Sree Narayana Guru. He, who had reformed Hindu dharma, was the greatest revolutionary as well,” the BJP’s Kerala unit said in a Facebook post.
Bishop Acquinas and the priests — Kulantha Raj, Madalai Muthu and Lawrance Melcure — were held under IPC Sections 201 (destroying evidence or giving false information) and 202 (intentionally omitting information).