Thrissur Pooram – Kerala’s festive fiesta

Revelry at Thrissur Pooram in Kerala

The month of April-May (‘Medom’ in Malayalam) is the season of ‘poorams’ (festivals) in Kerala. For culture enthusiasts, this is the best time to visit Thrissur, the temple town and cultural capital of the state when it gets ready to unfurl the major temple festival called Thrissur Pooram.

Pooram was initiated in 1798 through a royal announcement made by the then Raja of Kochi – Rama Varma. Nearly 100 circumspectly chosen gold-caparisoned elephants are paraded for the festival. Special menu of Kerala sadhya is served on banana leaves with 22 different types of curries and condiments.

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  1. Well done research. !I have very fond memories of Trichur Pooram. I used to spend my vacations in Trichur at my granny’s place and Pooram was part of the package. Every word of the article made me relive those times. ??????


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