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Thrissur Pooram, Malayalam Festival: Know The Religious Belief and Significance

Thrissur Pooram, Malayalam Festival: Know The Religious Belief and Significance

Information About Thrissur Pooram

The tradition of Thrissur Pooram, considered a festival of festivals, is greater than 200 years old. This grand event was began by Shaktan Tampuran, a former ruler of Kochi.

Held in the Moolam Nakshatra of Malayalam Month Madam (April-May), the festival-related events are held on the Vadakkunnathan Temple, located in the Tekkinkadu Plain, close to the main area of Thrissur city.

Festival is mainly held between two groups

This Pooram festival is mainly held between two groups which represent the geographical segments of Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi.

The main attractions of the festival - elephants dressed in grandeur, traditional instruments known as Panchavadhyam, colorful chhatris known as Kudamattam, swapping in a fast-paced and rhythmic manner, and in the morning, the 2 groups lit their respective fireworks. They compete with each other within the presentation.

Celebration of the festival

That is an annual festival in Kerala dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva positioned in Vallunavadu area. On this festival, people wearing colorful costumes and elephant decorations are the center of special attraction.

In Thrissur Pooram the place firecrackers are fired overnight, elephants' tableaux are taken out and Prasad is distributed.

Thrissur Pooram Significance

Thrissur Pooram is an important festival of South India which is held in Kerala. Hundreds of tourists not only participate on this festival but also locals. It was started by Shakthan Thampuran, Shakthan was a ruler of Kochi.

Since that point the festival has been celebrated by together with ten temples which include Paramekkavu, Thiruvambadi Kanimangalam, Karamaku, Lallur, Churkottukara, Panamukkampally, Ayyanathole, Chembukavu and Nethilakavu temples.

30 elephants are included within the celebration with complete decor. Throughout this time, live performances called Ellangithara Melam are additionally organized along with traditional musical instruments. Round 250 artists participate during this period.

Significance of Thrissur Pooram

Procession of the emblem of the Goddess from Thiruvambadi to Brahmasvam Math; The arrival of the procession within the monastery with which Panchavadyam, known as Mathatil Varavu goes on.

The beginning of Pooram within the afternoon and the one-hour chambada melam (melam means musical instrument) in the Paramekkavu temple; Ilnjittara Melam (orchestration in entrance of the Ilnjhi tree); Tekkottirakkam.

The assembling of two temple groups Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu Kudamattam (exchange of colorful umbrellas), small-scale fireworks; Panchavadhyam (traditional temple ornament) at evening.

Strong fireworks in the morning, Pakal Pooram organized the subsequent day; That is followed by fireworks and finally the treatment program known as the Upanavam Choli Piriyal.

Followed by Goddess Bhagwati

The goddesses of Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu are believed to have joined Pooram. The principal deity of Thiruvambadi is Lord Krishna followed by Goddess Bhagwati who participates in Pooram.

Eight different temples are also included, however some of the exclusive rights of Pooram are with the Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu temples. Those rights include the roundabout of the Vadakkunnathan temple and the right to exchange fireworks and umbrellas.

The celebration of the main day begins with the arrival of Pooram from eight temples. By 6.30 am the primary Pooram of Kanimangalam Shasta Temple arrives at Vadakkunnathan Temple followed by other temples such as Karamukku Bhagavathi, Churakkottukavavu Bhagavathi, Naitilakkattu Bhagavati, Lalur Bhagavathi, Panamukkumpilli Shasta, Ayyantol Kartyayani Bhagavathi and Chembuktavi Temple.

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