Thrissur is best known for its mammoth Pooram Festival, which is the
most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala. The legends
and myths behind each festival of Kerala are many, varied and equally
interesting. Since the word pooram literally means a group or a meeting,
it was believed that every year the dynastic gods and goddesses of
neighbouring province met together for a day of celebration. This
usually happened on the pooram asterism of one of the spring months.
of the main Pooram celebrations are at Aratupuzha, Thrissur,
Uthralikavu, Cheeramkulangara, Pariyanampetta, Mannarkad, Perumanam,
Aryankavu, Mangottu, Medamkulangara, Kodikal, Thirumandhamkunnu etc.
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two groups representing the main geographic divisions of Thrissur,
Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi, rival to add to the Pooram's grandeur.
Both teams field face to face arrays of richly caparisoned elephants.
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29 km northwest of Thrissur, Guruvayoor, where the
famous Sree Krishan Temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and
important pilgrim centres of Kerala. The historic temple is shrouded in
mystery. According to belief, the temple was created by 'Guru'- the
preceptor of the gods and 'Vayu'- the God of winds.