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Thrissur Pooram

Its kerala state's most famous socio-religious festival . In the morning a parade from the Thiruvambady temple, called ‘Madathilekku Varavu', kicked off the 30-hour ceremony.

Thrissur Pooram ceremonies began at 7:30 am with the arrival of Cheru Pooram, smaller processions, from Kanimangalam Sastha, Karamukku Bhagavathy, Neythilakavu Bhagavathy, Lalur Bhagavathy, Panamukkampalli Sastha, Choorakkottukavu Durga, Ayyanthole Karthyayani and Chembukkavu Karthyayani temples.
Pandimelam and Ilanjithara Melam (derives its name from an Ilanji tree that stood in the Vadakkumnatha Temple.),
The traditional music ensemble was played by teams led by maestros Annamanada Parameswara Marar, Mattannur Sankaran Kutty and Peruvanam Kuttan Marar displayed their skills.

Panchavadyam, an ensemble comprising thimila, maddalam, kombu, kuzhal and ilathalam, is known for its typical Kerala sounds.
Fifteen elephants each were exhibited by Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi temple contingents, the main participants of the Pooram, at ‘Kootti Ezhunnelippu’ (parade) and ‘Kudamattom’ (display of colourful umbrellas).
In 2010, tuskers Kuttankulangara Arjunan carried the idol of Paramekkavu Bhagavathyand and Thiruvambady Sivasundar, carried the idol of Thiruvambady Bhagavathy .

A pyrotechnic show where tonnes of explosives are detonated takes place in the evening and early morning following the pooram..



 

 

The festivities of the Thrissur Pooram 2011 began on May 6th 2011 with the ceremonial ‘kodiyettam' (flag hoisting) by various participating temples, at separate functions.

The week long clebration will end on Pooram day on May 12.

The Thiruvambadi Devaswom held the ‘kodiyettam' between 11.30 a.m. and 12 noon. . The ‘Poorappurappadu' was held at 2.30 p.m. It coincided with the hoisting of ceremonial flags at Naduvilal and Naikkanal.

The Paramekkavu Devaswom held the ‘kodiyettam' between 11.45 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. The ‘ kodiyettam' of Cheru Pooram was held at the Ayyanthole, Naithalakkavu, Choorakkottukavu, Lalur, Kanimangalam, Panamukkampilly, Chembukkavu and Karamukku temples.

Kootti Ezhunnellippu and Kudamattom between Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi Devaswoms is the highlight of Thrissur Pooram.
Sample Vedikettu,first round of display of fireworks will be held at 7 p.m. on May 10. Chamaya Pradarsanam (display of caparisons) by Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi Devaswoms will be held on May 10 and 11 respectively.

 
 

 

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