Thrissur Pooram




Thrissur Pooram is known as the Mamangam (great festival) of middle Kerala. It is celebrated in the premises of Sri Vadkkunatha Temple of Thrissur. This is the most famous temple festival of Kerala. Pooram comes every year in the month of Medom (April-May). Pooram is a colourful ceremony accompanied by the grand Kudamattom and Ilanhithara Melam. Lakhs and lakhs of people throng the Thekkinkadu Maidan (ground) to witness the famous Thrissur Pooram. Though the pooram festival lasts for 36 hours only (pooram day and up to next day noon), it is the fulfillment of the efforts of people for one year. Thrissur Pooram is a conclave of Bhagavathys (Goddesses) from the temples of Ayyanthole, Chembukkavu, Kuttoor, Neythalakkavu, Choorakkottukavu, Karamukku, Lalur,Thiruvambady, Paramekkavu and the Sastha (God) of Kanimangalam. Among them, Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Bhagavathys have prominence. Madathil Varavu (the procession of Thiruvambady Bhagavathy) and Purappad (the procession of Paramekkavu Bhagavathy), Ilanjithara Melam (panchavadyam- percussion of drums and wind musical instruments) and Vedikettu (fire works) are the four important functions of Thrissur Pooram.

Thrissur pooram kudamattam

Trichur Pooram - Melam

Thrissur pooram Ilanjithara Melam

Thrissur Pooram Chenda Melam

Thrissur Pooram 2011 - Thiruvambadi Melam - Kizhakkotttu & Cherusseri

Thrissur Pooram Chenda Melam

Trichur Pooram - Melam

Thrissur puram Paramekkavu fireworks

Thrissur puram Thiruvambadi fireworks