The Chinakkathoor Pooram is held annually at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, at Palappuram in the district of Palakkad in north Kerala. The limelight of the festival is on a grand procession of 33 tuskers.
Time of Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival
The Chinakkathoor Festival is celebrated every year in March.
Description of Chinakkathoor Pooram
The highlight of the evening festivities is a grand procession of 33 tuskers. Traditional performances of the Panchavadyam or the temple orchestra and various other art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, Aandi Vedan, Karivela, and so on are also performed. The Tholppavakkoothu, a ritualistic shadow puppet show, is performed at the temple premises every evening for the 17 days preceding the concluding festival. Another beautiful sight is the procession of sixteen well-decorated models of the kuthira (horse) and the kaala (bull) brought ceremoniously to the temple by devotees.