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Thrissur Pooram: Incredible Festival Of Kerala

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‘Pooram’ literally means a congregation it is a Hindu festival which is held in Kerala, Thrissur District, Thrissur is a small town in the Northern part of Kerala.


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The Thrissur Pooram festivity in the state of Kerala is a display that has flabbergasted and pleased individuals for as long as three centuries.

Lakhs of individuals participate and the celebration consistently has a supplement of energetic unfamiliar sightseers.

Thrissur Pooram is known as the festival of elephants this festival is the Mother of all festivals.

Each year on the day of Thrissur Pooram the deities of the nearby village meet at the Vadakkumnathan temple.

In Thrissur Pooram 10 temples of nearby villages participate.

On that day, the heavenly heavens bring heaven to earth, which sinks the land and the sky in joy.

When the moon rises with the Pooram star in the Malayalam Calendar month of Medam. The sleepless nights start for the people of Thrissur.

On the day of the Pooram festival, more than 10 lakh people assembled in the Thekkinkadu Maithanam from different parts of the world.

The enchanting elephant decor exhibition is a rare one of its kind and draws hordes of visitors every year.

Fairs and exhibitions lend a touch of extra glitter to the ever so mesmerizing Pooram colors.

The fireworks, the unique luxuries, the designs, and above all the glorious elephants are each a lifetime experience.

This celebration has been a motivation for such countless different celebrations inside Kerala and outside, revels that have come to be called “smaller than usual” Thrissur Poorams.

This celebration has been a motivation for such countless different celebrations inside Kerala and outside, revels that have come to be called “smaller than usual” Thrissur Poorams.

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What Is The Story Of Thrissur Pooram?

The lone significant celebration celebrated in God’s Own Country before the Thrissur Pooram festivity was the Arattupuzha celebration, held ten kilometers toward the south of Thrissur.

 It was a one-day celebration wherein most Thrissur sanctuaries participated.

At some point, because of the hefty downpours, many couldn’t make it to the Arattapuzha celebration on schedule.

Since they showed up after the expected time, they weren’t permitted into the sanctuary premises.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

The humiliated sanctuary authorities educated Raja Rama Varma otherwise called Sakthan Thampuran about what had occurred.

The Thampuran promptly arranged another celebration, more excessive and more remunerating than the first to compensate for the expulsion. This denoted the start of the Thrissur Pooram celebration!

The Thrissur Puram is a multi-day celebration beginning with the Kodiyettam or banner-raising service.

This is followed, on the fourth day, by the example Vedikettu or test sparklers function.

Numerous brilliant showcases of sparklers are the standard and the environment is practically exciting. Everyone gets ready enthusiastically for the principal day.

The main Pooram (on the sixth day) happens every year on the day when the ‘Pooram’ star rises in the sky in the Malayalam month of Medam.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

The Raja and the priests of the two other important local temples, the Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple and the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, pay obeisance to Shiva, the presiding deity of the Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To this day the priests of the other two temples and their processions stand opposite each other and celebrate Lord Shiva whose idol is placed in the center.

These two temples compete with and try to outwit each other in the procession.

They bring fifteen elephants, each decorated to dazzle.

The accouterments are added with great attention to detail.

This is not to be missed.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

The spectators too catch the fever of the tournament-like ambiance. Both sides alternately exchange colorful umbrellas and fans in perfect rhythm and every time this happens there are cheers from the onlookers.

All this, while the nadaswarams and drums beat away, enhancing the effect of the spectacle.

On the seventh day, there is again a fabulous presentation of a firecracker at the Swaraj ground, a fitting finale to the practically electric revels of the former days.

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The Beginning Of Thrissur Pooram.

Thrissur Pooram starts from Thiruvambady Temple At 7:00 in the morning, a sub-deity goddess Yogamaya Devi starts her journey to the Vadakkumnathan Temple.

Eight other deities from various temples in the surroundings also set out to the Vadakkumnathan Temple.

The final confluence of all the many Poorams from each temple becomes a virtual feast for the eyes and a symphonycelestial for the ears.

The procession from the Thiruvambady Temple stops at the Brahmaswam Madham for certain rituals.

From there, the procession moves on to the Vadakkumnathan Temple with the accompaniment of Panchavadyam, a traditional orchestra.

By noon, the goddess of Paramekkavu Temple sets out to the Vadakumnathan Temple.

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Once the goddess comes out, the kudamattom or the changing umbrellas decked with finery commences in front of the Paramekkavu Temple.

The Elanjithara Melam is one of the central attractions of the Pooram.

Here, the orchestra is performed under an Elanji tree.

It welcomes goddess Paramekkavu Bhagavathy on her annual visit to Vadakumnathan Temple.

From the Southern Gopuram, the procession from Paramekkavu emerges, followed by the one from Thiruvambady.

This is known as Thekkottirakkam.

The latter takes a position on the Gopuram side, while the former is stationed on the opposite end of the Pooram ground.

The most captivating sight of the Pooramis the competition of changing the display of decorative umbrellas.

The intricately crafted decorative umbrellas lend the evening its rainbow hues.

The night is approaching and the Pooram compound is sleepless.

The Pooram celebrations that begin in the morning continue until the noon of the next day.

Thrissur Pooram

The bewitching fireworks show marks the grand finale of the Pooram and is a fitting tribute to its sublime harmony of sight and sound.

The Pakal Pooram, a recap of the highlights and hallmarks of Pooram day on the day after.

What took place the previous day in enigmatic twilight can now be enjoyed in broad daylight.

The goddesses bid adieu and begin the journey back.

All who bore witness to the festive ceremonies join together to share a humbleritualistic meal, the Poorakanji.

The curtain falls and they wait, mortals and immortals alive for another joyful year and the promise of another sumptuousPooram.

We want everyone to be a part of this festival and to this day that dream is being fulfilled.

People from all over the country and all over the world come to enjoy the traditional Malayalee hospitality and to get a taste of the cultural capital of Kerala.

If you have any questions or queries about the Thrissur Pooram you can ask them in the comment box and make sure to keep your nature clean and green.

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