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Decorated elephants take part in Hindu ritual

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The Hindu festival is celebrated every April over several days. The Hindu festival is celebrated every April over several days.

Thousands of people turned out in southern India to see a carefully choreographed Hindu ritual. 

The ritual involves music, elephants, and elaborate costumes.  A troupe of drummers and horn players performed before elaborately decorated elephants that carried different deities from one temple to another.  The procession culminated outside a temple and the area was jam packed with people. 

The festival is celebrated every April over several days.  About 100 elephants took part.

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