Thrissur Pooram : Temple festival of Kerala
Thrissur is the cultural capital of Kerala .Thrissur Pooram is celebrated in the month of Medam as per the Malayalam calendar which falls in the month of April or May as per the English calendar. This festival is celebrated for seven days and a lot of activities happen across the city in these days. Irrespective of cast and creed people in this city celebrate this festival with so much of enthusiasm and fervor. People of Kerala really look forward to this festival and prepare for the same in much well in advance. Those who cannot attend it directly can watch it online or on TV and enjoy the celebration.
Importance of Thrissur Pooram
Thrissur Pooram which is known as mother of all Poorams was started by Raja Rama Varma who was the Maharaja of Cochin before many years. It was his plan to unify all the temples around Vadukanathan and to start this great festival that can bring in the sense of unity and love for each other among people of the state. It is said that on this day Gods and Goddesses of the neighboring temples will visit here. The festival begins with a flag hoisting ceremony which is then followed by many other events. During this festival you can also witness around thirty elephants standing in a line all decorated with ‘Nettipaatam’. Firework is the other spectacular feature of this festival. You can even witness these fireworks during the early morning hours. People from different places come to see this amazing festival. There is also a procession carried out where all the elephants also join and it is really a beautiful view to see. There are a number of tourists come here to witness this festival of the town and state and enjoy the same.