Thrissur Pooram festival

News:Thrissur Pooram festival has been cancelled for the first time due to Coronavirus pandemic.

Facts:

  • 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.

Additional Facts:

  • Other Major Festivals of Kerala: Onam, Vishu, Thiruvathira, Theyyam Festival, Attukal Pongala, Makaravilakku Festival, Nehru Trophy Boat Race among others.
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