Thrissur: The much awaited Thrissur Pooram fireworks began on Friday amid slight rain.
The traffic towards Swaraj ground here was controlled ahead of the fireworks.
Revenue Minister K Rajan and the District Collector evealuated the situation before the event.
Devaswom officials had said on Thursday that the Thrissur Pooram fireworks that were postponed three times due to adverse weather will be held on Friday if the rains subside.
The Thrissur Pooram fireworks that are known for its scale and grandeur was initially scheduled for 3 am on May 11 after the main festival at the Vadakkunnathan Temple.
However, due to inclement weather the event was repeatedly postponed. A sample fireworks display was held a few days before the festival.
The devices are kept in a godown with police protection. It is understood that those cannot be brought out until the ground becomes dry.