Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival(Last Updated 01 Feb, 2023)
The Chinakkathoor Pooram is held annually at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple at Palappuram in Palakkad district in north Kerala. The highlight of the evening festivities is a grand procession of 33 tuskers. 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.
How Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival is Celebrated
In addition, 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. In addition, the Tholppavakkoothu, a ritualistic shadow puppet show, is performed at the temple premises every evening for the 17 days preceding the concluding festival.
When Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival is Celebrated
The Chinakkathoor Festival is celebrated every year in February.
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