As a First, Woman to ‘Light up’ The Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is one of the major temple festivals of Kerala. The highlight of this year’s event is that a woman would be leading the fireworks of one section, which is considered to be for the first time in the history of Thrissur pooram.

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Thrissur Pooram is one of the major temple festivals of Kerala. The highlight of this year’s event is that a woman would be leading the fireworks of one section, which is considered to be for the first time in the history of Thrissur pooram.

Thrissur Pooram, one of the most extravagantly celebrated temple festivals of Kerala, will be conducted in full scale after two years on May 10. The highlight of this year’s event is that a woman would be leading the fireworks of one section, which is considered to be for the first time in the history of Thrissur pooram. 

Leaving her mark in history, Sheena Suresh is the first woman to receive the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) license and approval to hold the fireworks display at the event. Forty-one-year-old Sheena Suresh, who is leading the firework display of Thiruvambady devaswom, received the ‘Poruthu’, a wick used for lighting the fireworks, on Sunday as part of the sample firework display at the Vadakkunnathan temple. 

A native of Kundannur, near Wadakkanchery in Thrissur, Sheena’s first husband died in a firework mishap nearly 20 years back. Sheena Suresh has a pyrotechnic experience of over 20 years and has been backstage for countless displays, but now she is the team lead, a position reserved for men since the beginning.

During the last two years, the pooram was restricted only to minimum rituals owing to Covid. Hence a heavy crowd is expected this year and hence elaborate arrangements were being made. The event is also used to attract foreign tourists.

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