Thrissur Pooram, the biggest festival of Kerala is around the corner. Venue: Thekkinkadu (literally, Teak forest) ground (In front of Vadakunathan Temple), in the heart of Thrissur town, north Kerala. 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Here’s a video to jog your memory and help you plan in advance to be a part of this 36 hour-long celebration. A notable feature of the pooram is its secular nature. So in 1798 he unified 10 temples situated around Vadakunathan temple of Thrissur and organized the celebration of Thrissur Pooram as a mass festival. The Pooram celebrations begins with ‘Kodiyettam’ (ceremonial flag hoisting) by various participating temples seven days before the main Pooram. The Kudamattam Ritual is one of the main attractions of the festival and devotees and spectators from all parts of the world throng to the pooram to see the caparisoned elephants and their handlers perform. He grouped the temples into two groups as western groups and eastern groups and he invited the temples with their deities pay obeisance to Lord Vadakunnathan, the presiding deity of the Vadakunathan Temple. The Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple enters through western gate and leaves through southern gopuram. Kudamattam is one of the most memorable and exciting moments of pooram. It has garnered international attention..Thrissur Pooram 2019. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about this 200 year old festival. The 7 day festival is held at the Thekkinkadu ground in front of the famous Vadakunathan Temple of Thrissur on the Pooram day of Malayalam calendar … Chembukkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Panamukkumpally Sastha Temple and Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple enters through eastern gate and leaves through southern gate. The performance is divided into 3 kalams, based on the speed and the third is the fastest and most explosive in nature. For many, the fireworks, the 'Kudamattam' and the majestic elephants are all a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All the fifteen caparisoned elephants in a row with Paramekkavu Bhagavathi at the center to mark the starting occasion of the Kudamattam! 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