Poonthanam Day 2024 February 15 at Guruvayur Temple

Poonthanam Day festival at Guruvayur Shri Krishna Temple is on February 24 in 2023. Poonthanam day is celebrated annually in memory of Saint Poonthanam on the Aswathi nakshatra in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February – March). Poonthanam Namboodiri (AD 1547-1640) was a great devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan (Sree Krishna), the presiding deity of Guruvayoor Temple. 

Signifiance of Poonthanam Day

Poonthanam Day is celebrated at Guruvayoor Temple by reciting the philosophical works of Poonthanam. Poonthanam Illam holds a one week literary festival in commemoration of Poonthanam Namboodiri.

Poonthanam is well known for his evergreen poetic composition Njanappaana (Jnanapana or Jnana Pana), which some people even regarded as the “Bhagavad Gita of Malayalam”.

Poonthanam Day at Guruvayur Temple Kerala

Apart from Jnanapana, Anandakarnamritham (dance of ecstasy) and Bahsakarnamritham (a Hindu devotional work) are other famous works of Poonthanam Namboodiri.


  1. i asked for images......and what i am getting is about him.i don't need that as i already know......i clearly asked 'images'

  2. Hello - what day does Guruvayur festival fall on in 2011 please, I hope to attend!

  3. This year Guruvayur Festival 2011 is from 16th to 25th February 2011

    See the Guruvayur Festival calendar here




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