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Thrissur Pooram is perhaps one of the largest and most spectacular poorams in Kerala. It was started in 1798 by Raja Rama Varma or Sakthan Thampuran. This happened when Temples from around Thrissur was denied access to the Arattupuzha Pooram when they came late due to heavy rains. Sakthan Thampuran put the temples into two groups “Paramekkavu side” and “Thiruvambady side”.

The Thiruvambadi side consists of Thiruvambady Sri Krishna Temple, Kanimangalam Sastha Temple, Laloor Bhagavathy Temple, Sree Karthyayani Temple at Ayyanthole and Nethilakkavu Baghavathy Temple. The Paramekkavu side consists of Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple, Chembukkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Panamukkumpally Sastha Temple, Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple and Pookattikkara – Karamukku Baghavathy Temple.

This is a 36 hour long festival and if you haven’t seen Thrissur Pooram, please put this in your bucket list.

Below are some of the pictures or photos of Thrissur Pooram.

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This year we weren’t even be sure that there would be fireworks, but when the word came out that there would be fireworks, people came out to see the sample fireworks in 3rd May 2017 evening. It started a bit late. Thiruvambady started first, theirs was brief but colorful. Then Paramekkavu side started the fireworks – theirs was really good, lot of color at the start, but towards the end it was powerful enough to please everyone present.

Below are some of the pictures or photos of Thrissur Pooram Sample Fireworks.

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Veliyannurkkavu Bhagavathy Temple is located in Veliyannur, Thrissur district, Kerala. Its only around 1km from Thrissur Swaraj round through Kuruppam Road, around 500m from Sakthan Stand. The photos or pictures below were taken during the Vishu Vela on 14th April 2017.

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Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is located in Perumbillissery, near Cherpu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The diety Sastha (The deity is Lord Ayyappan in standing posture with arch and a bow), is considered as one who gives knowledge. This temple is very famous as the place where you can get knowledge and wisdom. Every Vijayadasami (Tenth day of Navarathri) day thousands of little children learn their first alphabets at this temple. Even on the other days children brought here and are allowed to start their way to education at this temple. The photos or pictures below were taken during the Vishu Pooram on 14th April 2017.

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Vattappinni Bhagavathy Temple is located in Panamukku, Nedupuzha, Thrissur district, Kerala State, India. Its arond 6km away from Thrissur town, go towards Irinjalakuda route and turn right towards Nedupuzha at Valiyallukkal center. These are the photos or pictures of the Vishu Vela celebrated on 14th April 2017.

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