Arattupuzha Pooram Festival(Last Updated 15 Jul, 2022)
The Arattupuzha Pooram is described as 'the greatest Devamela on earth,' It is the oldest pooram festival in Kerala. The 'ezhunnellippu' or 'procession of the thidambu' or 'idol of the Arattupuzha Sastha includes grandly caparisoned elephants and traditional percussionists. Aarattupuzha Pooram is the festival that sees the largest elephant stage entry in which about 70 majestically caparisoned elephants participate.
Where Arattupuzha Pooram Festival is Celebrated
Aarattupuzha is about 14 km from Thrissur town, and the famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14 km from Thrissur. At this temple, the annual pooram festival is celebrated.
How Arattupuzha Pooram Festival is Celebrated
The final pooram is conducted with sixty-one caparisoned elephants decked up with bright colored umbrellas and parasols in the traditional manner, presenting an unparalleled spectacle. The temple ensemble and the traditional music lend a majestic tenor to the extravaganza. According to popular belief, the patron deities of the neighboring villages ride majestically caparisoned tuskers to arrive in a procession at the Arattupuzha village on the day of this festival.Immersion of the statues in the river is part of the final ceremony of this festival.
When Arattupuzha Pooram is celebrated
The festival will be celebrated on the 1st of March this year.