Thrissur Pooram, The most spectacular festival event on the Planet as Adjudged by UNESCO
Thrissur alias Trichur(old name), a corporation in Kerala, one and a half hour drive from Cochin, has UNESCO adjudged Thrissur Pooram the most spectacular festival event on the planet to its credit celebrated for 36 hours during Mid April to Mid May. Thrissur Pooram is conducted at the “Thekkinkadu Maidanam”, hosted by Vadakkumnathan temple.
Little Poorams ( Pooram means festival in local Malayalam language ) arranged by near by 8 temples, marks the start of the Pooram. Pooram is for 36 hours with “Panchavadyam” (instrumental music using five percussion and wind instruments), “Kudamattam (exchange of umbrellas on top of elephants), fireworks, exhibition,etc. marks the different activities.
Kerala is a south-western state of India, with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital. Cochin Airport is the nearest airport. Thrissur is the nearest railway station.