Pooram Festival Commenced in Trichur, Kerala

In malayalam language (which is the official language of kerala state) pooram means a group or a meeting of people. This festival is considered as the mother of all temples festivals in the state of kerala.Trichur(in malayalam it is Thrissur derived from "Thiru-Shiva-Perur", which means sacred city of Lord Siva) is considered as the pooram of all poorams held in kerala. Trichur is considered as the cultural capital of kerala. This is a sensational festival celebrated at Vadakkumnathan Temple every year during the months of April-May. The main attractions of this festival is colourful processions of decorated elephants, fireworks display during night time, drum concerts and a huge amount of public participation. The two devaswoms(a committe or group which manages a temple functions)- Thiruvampadi and Paramekkavu- are the organisers of this memorable festival. During this festival season, Trichur, is turned into a town of vibrant colours, music. The pooram programmes extends upto 36 hours.One of the major event of the Pooram festival is the Panchavadyam in which around 200 artistes from the disciplines of different indegenous musical instruments like Maddalam, Thimila, Cymbal, Trumpet and Edakka participates. Another attraction of this trichur pooram is that display of different decorative items made by the temples which are used to decorate elephants are exchanged by the people atop the elephants. This is called 'kudamattom' in Malayalam.

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  Biby Cletus

April 22, 2007 at 11:53 PM

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