A video from Mannarkkad, Kerala has been going viral on social media for all the right reasons. Shot during the festival of Mannarkkad Pooram, the annual temple festival held in the town of Palakkad, the video captured a street-full of revelers dancing to DJ beats.
The video, shot from the top, depicts a road covered with thousands of devotees and enthusiasts jiving and dancing t the beats of popular Bollywood songs as they move forward. A mobile music van can be seen leading the dancing crowd as it blared top Bollywood tracks.
However, the high-point of the one-minute video comes when an ambulance appears in the scene. Within instants, the roistering crowd seamlessly parted from the middle, allowing the ambulance to pass smoothly before converging on the road once again.
The amazing feat was captured in the clip and has since been garnering a lot of applause and respect on social media.
Imagine a huge crowd making way for an Ambulance in a perfect manner!!!This video of a massive festival crowd in Palakkad (Kerala) making way for an Ambulance is viral in WhatsappThe ease at which the people make way for that Ambulance. pic.twitter.com/Fm38KpEaX3— Advaid (@Advaidism) March 23, 2019
One of the things that rest of India can learn from #Kerala. And . And this isn't vile boasting from my end. I have seen year after year, how Keralites, instinctively, make way for ambulance. No matter where, no matter who! https://t.co/c18X7JGima— Sneha Koshy (@SnehaMKoshy) March 23, 2019
This is very common in almost all the places in South India. I have seen an ambulance move through a jam packed road in Chennai like a hot knife on a butter brick— Ram Kris (@ourNumberFour) March 23, 2019
Splendid . This is why Kerala is referred to as God's own country.— Amit Ghosh (@amitghoshspeaks) March 23, 2019
The best thing today.The one minute video was shot on Friday, during the Mannarkkad Pooram, one of the oldest temple festivals in Kerala, held in Palakkad every year.Hundreds dancing for Kerala festival make way in seconds to let ambulance pass https://t.co/5QxUJXzI67— Oommen C. Kurian (@oommen) March 23, 2019
Kerala , crowd celebrating festival on the street. Gives way to Ambulance in a moment.Kudos to them 👍👏👏and happy to see the change.😍 https://t.co/NqUQm3Urcu— Shibu Varghese (@JeepCaptain) March 24, 2019
Brilliant. This Should Happen Everywhere In India!Festival Crowd In Kerala Swiftly Making Way For Ambulance Is Responsible Citizenship At Its Best!! 🙌#Kerala #festival #ambulance @Advaidism 🙌 pic.twitter.com/EyxANEP1Uh— Kumar Vishal (@vishal_tli) March 23, 2019
The crowd was celebrating the Mannarkkad Pooram fetsival, one of the oldest temple festivals of Kerala. It organised by the tempple dedicated to Sree Arakurissi Udayarkunnu Bhagavathy, the resident goddess of Palakkad. The festival is attended by thousands of people including tribal populations from other parts of Kerala who travel to Pallakad duringthe annual festival to pay their respects to the deity.
This is not the only time such a video has been captured in India, a country marked by a multitude of festivals across states that draw large numbers of people onto the street, often bringing portions of cities to stand-stills.
Others shared similar videos from the Ganesh fetsival in Pune where a huge crowd parted to let an ambulance pass.