Thrissur Pooram Festival 2017
Kerala’s most spectacular elephant and fireworks festival ‘Thrissur Pooram’ commonly called the pooram of all poorams.It is celebrated at Vadakkumnathan temple every year in the malayalam calender month of Medam (April). The Vadakkumnathan temple is one of the most famous Lord Shiva temple in Kerala, situated in Thekkinkadu maidhanam, a centre heart of the city, Thrissur. It is a 36 hours continuous event attracting thousands of pooram fans across the country, this festival is also the biggest attractive event for the international tourists.Thiruvampadi and Paramekkavu are the two major temples to make the festival a remarkable one.
Thrissur Pooram Constituent Temples
Thiruvampadi and Paramekkavu are the two major temples take part in the Thrissur Pooram Festival. The participant poorams are divided into two parts namely “Paramekkavu side” and “Thiruvambady side”.
The Paramekkavu side consists of samll poorams from the four temples besides “Paramekkavu Bagavathy”. The constituent temple poorams are Pookattikkara-Karamukku Baghavathy, Choorakattukara Baghavathy, Chempukkavu Baghavathy, Panemukkumpilly Sastha.
The Thiruvambady Baghavathy side consists of four small poorams besides Thiruvambady Baghavathy are Ayyanthole Baghavathy, Nethilakkavu Baghavathy, Laoor bagavathy and Kanimangalam Sastha. So Thrissur pooram is the poorams of pooram of these ten constituent poorams.
The pooram starts at the time of Kanimangalam sasthavu ezhunnellippu and followed by the visit of the Devi from the Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi temples to the Vadakkunnathan and other temples ezhunnellippu.
A major event in pooram is Madathil varavu- is a panchavadhyam melam, participating more than 200 artists, consists of thimila, taddalam, trumpet, cymbal and edakka. At 2’O clock, the famous Ilanjithara melam starts, in which scores of artists playing drums, pipes and cymbals. After the Ilanjithara melam, both Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi temples groups enter the Vadakkumnathan temple through the western gate and come out through the southern gate and laid in face to face in distant places. Two groups exchange colorful umbrellas competitively at the top of the elephants called Kudamattom. Next day early morning, at 3′ 0 Clock the night spectacular display of fireworks begins and it lasts till the morning.
Thrissur Pooram fireworks
One of the Important attraction of the Thrissur Pooram is the display of fire works at mid night. The display of pooram fireworks will be on the seventh day after the flag hoisting.
Schedule and dates of Thrissur Pooram
Thrissur Pooram 2014 – May 9th, 2014 Friday
Madathil varau – May 9th, 2014 at 11.00 am
Elanjithara Melam – May 9th, 2014 at 2.30 pm
Kudamattam – 5:30 pm
Fireworks – 10th May, 2014 at 3:00 am
Thrissur Pooram 2015 – Wednesday 29th April 2015
Date: 29th April
Madathil Varavu 11:30 AM, Elinjithara Melam 2:00 PM,
Royal Dharbhar 5:30 PM,
Date : 30th April 2015
Fire Works 3:00 AM , Farewell 12:00 PM