Thrissur Pooram Festival
Kerala, India

Thrissur Pooram

April

Thrissur, Kerala

The most popular temple festival of Kerala – Thissur Pooram is celebrated in on Pooram (when the moon rises with the Pooram star) in the Malayalam month of Medam. It is observed in the Vadakkunathan Temple in Thissur and was originally started because the people of Thissur, due to incessant downpour reached late for the temple festival at Arattupuzha and hence were denied entry. Feeling disgruntled, along with the help of the King of Cochin, they started their own temple festival and invited other deities from across the district.


The most popular temple festival of Kerala – Thissur Pooram is celebrated in on Pooram (when the moon rises with the Pooram star) in the Malayalam month of Medam. It is observed in the Vadakkunathan Temple in Thissur and was originally started because the people of Thissur, due to incessant downpour reached late for the temple festival at Arattupuzha and hence were denied entry. Feeling disgruntled, along with the help of the King of Cochin, they started their own temple festival and invited other deities from across the district.

Though it is predominantly a Hindu festival, it brings together all castes and sections o the society, as they come together to pray to Lord Shiva.

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