News:Thrissur Pooram festival has been cancelled for the first time due to Coronavirus pandemic.
- Thrissur Pooram also known as mother of all festivals is a seven day annual Hindu festival conducted in Kerala.
- It was started in the 18th Century by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of erstwhile Kochi.
- During the festival, Paramekkavu Devi temple and Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple pay their obeisance to Lord Shiva,the presiding deity of the Vadakkunnathan temple at Thrissur.
- Other Major Festivals of Kerala: Onam, Vishu, Thiruvathira, Theyyam Festival, Attukal Pongala, Makaravilakku Festival, Nehru Trophy Boat Race among others.