Thrissur Pooram 2022: Kerala’s largest temple festival Thrissur Pooram is celebrated yearly with a variety of pomp and fervour at Vadakkunnathan Temple within the metropolis of Thrissur. After two years of Covid restrictions, the festival is again in its unique kind with grand processions displaying caparisoned elephants, magnificent parasols and percussion music, showcasing the cultural essence of Kerala. (See pics: Thrissur Pooram: Interesting facts about Kerala’s largest temple festival)

Thrissur Pooram, the most important and most famous of all Poorams, is noticed within the month of Medam on Pooram day when the moon rises with the Pooram star. Thrissur Pooram is being celebrated on May 10 this 12 months. On this present day, varied temples are invited to town of Thrissur to pay homage to Lord Vadakkunnathan on the Vadakkunnathan temple and the spotlight of the festival is the massive procession which includes of over 50 elephants embellished with golden ornaments.

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According to, Pooram Nakshathram begins at 06:40 PM on May 10, 2022 and ends at 07:28 PM on May 11, 2022.


The annual temple festival is greater than 200 years outdated and was began by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Kochi, who first organized this festival and invited 10 temples – Paramekkavu, Thiruvambadi Kanimangalam, Karamucku, Laloor, Choorakottukara, Panamukkampally, Ayyanthole, Chembukkavu and Neythilakavu. Before the festival was began, a one-day festival known as Arattupuzha Pooram at Aarattupuzha was celebrated yearly and temples round Thrissur additionally participated within the festival. However, in 1798, the temples from Thrissur had been denied entry as they had been late for the celebrations because of incessant rains. The mentioned temple authorities raised the difficulty with Sakthan Thampuran, who then began Thrissur Pooram.


The pooram celebrations start per week early with flag hoisting because the collaborating temples announce the beginning of the festival with fireworks. Another custom is known as Poora Vilambharam the place an elephant pushes open the south entrance gate of the Vadakkunnathan Temple, the venue for Thrissur Pooram, with the idol of ‘Neithilakkavilamma’ atop it. Four days after flag hoisting, Sample Vedikettu is organised which is a one-hour firework present introduced by Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms. This is adopted by show of caparisons.

The pooram begins within the early morning and one of many highlights of the festival is Madathil varavu, a panchavadhyam melam, which sees participation of greater than 200 artists.

The essential fireworks of the Thrissur Pooram is a lot awaited and is held in early morning of the seventh day for which individuals collect in large numbers from faraway locations. This is held in Thekkinkadu Maidan of Thrissur metropolis. Thrissur Pooram wraps up on seventh day with show of fireworks often known as Pakal Vedikkettu.

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