It is the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala after Kochi and Kozhikode urban areas and the 20th largest in India. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. One of the main cultural events in Thrissur is the Thrissur Pooram , which attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers. The name owes itself to the most prominent feature of the city, that is the Vadakkumnathan Temple , which has Shiva as its presiding deity. Thrissur was known by its anglicised name Trichur until , when the government decided to replace it with its Malayalam name.
How brides from Kerala are transforming society in dusty towns of Haryana
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In India, there are towns and villages with a drastically higher number of men compared to women. The northern state of Haryana has the worst gender ratio in the country : women for every men. In Haryana, many families see daughters as a burden, especially economically. Demanding a dowry is now illegal in India, but still a strong tradition. When sonograms became available here in the s, some families opted to use that technology to selectively abort female fetuses. The resulting shortage of females really started to be felt a couple decades later. So matchmakers have been setting up marriages with brides from other parts of the country.
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