Thrissur Pooram

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Thrissur Pooram is today, rightfully, called `the pooram of all poorams` (literally translated from malayalam), meaning the biggest or the the best of all poorams. The Thrissur pooram, is celebrated every year, on the pooram day, in the month of Medam (mid-april to mid-may) month as per the malayalam calendar. The performer on top of the elephants.

On the pooram day, fifty (50) or more elephants will pass through the very center of Thrissur town, or the Vadakkunnathan temple. The main features of the pooram festival are these decorated elephants with their nettipattam (decorative headdress), beautiful crafted koda (parasol or umberalla), the kolam, decorative bells and ornaments etc. You see about 15 elephants taking part from the Parmekavu temple side, during the famous kodamattom

Add to this the panchavadyam, the rhythmic beating of the drum, and what would be a cacophony otherwise is turned into an organized but spontaneous symphony. You see thousands of people enjoying the beat of the traditional `Pancha Vadyam`. A melam is a classical performance of different kind of musical instruments that are unique to Kerala and is something skin to jazz.

The elephants decorated with a gold mask during the festival, which is known as `Netti Pattam`.

On the day of Pooram procession goes from Thiruvambady BagavathyTemple, amongst others, to the Sree Vadukkunnathan Temple. Thiruvambady is a dominant part of Thrissur Puram. The main deity is Shreekrishna (partha sarathy). I reached about 8.30 am when procession was about to begin. To know more about templeClick Here

On the day of Pooram procession goes from Thiruvambady BagavathyTemple, amongst others, to the Sree Vadukkunnathan Temple. Thiruvambady is a dominant part of Thrissur Puram. The main deity is Shreekrishna (partha sarathy). I reached about 8.30 am when procession was about to begin. To know more about templeClick Here

On the day of Pooram procession goes from Thiruvambady BagavathyTemple, amongst others, to the Sree Vadukkunnathan Temple. Thiruvambady is a dominant part of Thrissur Puram. The main deity is Shreekrishna (partha sarathy). I reached about 8.30 am when procession was about to begin. To know more about templeClick Here