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thrissur pooram festival

thrissur pooram festival
Thrissur pooram started two centuries back the then ruler of Cochin, Sakthan Thampuran or Raja Rama Varma, in 1798Thrissur pooram is one of the most famed temple festivals of Kerala has celebrated at Thrissur- The cultural capital of Kerala. This festival is also Known as Pooram of all poorams.Thrissur pooram has been celebrated in April month.
Vadakumnatha Temple is the pilgrimage temple situated at the center of Thekenkand Midhan.

Hindhu Devotees believed that every year the dynastic gods and goddesses of neighboring temple met together for a day of celebration. Thrissur pooram is a 36 hours continuous pooram channeling a huge mass of pooram lovers from different places even from various parts of the world. Thiruvampadi and Paramekkavu are the two temples are the major temples to make the festival an extraordinary one.

Major events of Thrissur pooram start with Madathil Varavu, participating more than 200 artists consists of instruments like Thimila, Madhalam, Trumpet, Cymbal and Edakka. Lineup of more than fifty elephants in Kudamattam colourful and crafted umbrellas competitively at the top of the elephants gives a dreamful visualization of Thrissur pooram.

The Pooram ended up with a spectacular fireworks show, which is held in next day early morning after the Pooram. The two temples competitively crack many ground-breaking and charming fireworksheld at Swaraj Round. Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple and Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple statues were taken from the Swaraj Round to their own temples mark the end of the Pooram celebrations.

One of the major uniqueness of Thrissur pooram is other communities (Other than devotees of Hindu religion) actively participate and make their prominent role in each and every part of the festival.

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