Thrissur Pooram 2017 May 5

Thrissur Pooram or Trichur Pooram Festival is considered as one of the most colourful temple festivals of Kerala celebrated at Thrissur, the Cultural Capital of Kerala. The annual Thrissur Pooram Festival is celebrated in the sprawling Thekkinkadu Maidan (Thrissur Swaraj Round), on the premises of one of the largest and ancient Shiva temples in Kerala, the Vadakkumnathan Temple at Thrissur. Celebrated on the Pooram Nakshatram day in the Malayalam month of Medam (April – May), Thrissur Pooram is known as the pooram of all Poorams and the mother of all temple festivals in Kerala due to its unique style and its largest gathering of people to a single event from all parts of the Kerala and neighbouring states. This year Thrissur Pooram festival is on 5 May 2017, Friday.

Tourist Attraction of Thrissur Pooram Festival

The main attraction of Thrissur Pooram is the processions of luxuriously decorated elephants Thrissur Pooram Festival in Keralafrom various neighbouring temples, drum concerts, parasol exchanges, and magnificent spectacle with fireworks. The processions from Paramekkavu Bhagavathy from Paramekkavu Temple and Thriuvambadi Bhagavathi from the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple are the most impressive processions in the Thrissurpooram. The celebrations of the Thrissur Pooram festival last for more than 36 hours. It was Sakthan Thampuran (1751 – 1805, also known as Raja Rama Varma, the Maharaja of the erstwhile Cochin State, who first introduced the cultural festival, Thrissur Pooram in the late 18th century.

Thrissur Pooram 2018

In 2018, Thrissur Pooram date falls on 26th April, Thursday.


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  1. An excellent festival. Last year my wife and myself were in Trivandrum and we saw this function live in TV.
    My appreciations to your blog for doing an yeomen service to Hindu community and others who are desirous of knowing about our culture, tradition etc.

  2. പൂരം വിശേഷങ്ങള്‍ എല്ലാം ഇവിടെ കാണുമല്ലോ..?


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