St. Thomas Archdiocesan Shrine Palayaur or St. Thomas Church, Palayoor or St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located near Chavakad, Thrissur. It is said to be established in 52 AD by St Thomas. Its one of the oldest churches in India. It was part of the seven churches that that St. Thomas established in India. The church was substantially refurbished in the 17th century. Its one of the few churches which shows the traditional Kerala design. You reach this church from Thrissur on the way to Chavakad via Pavaratty (around 28km). Its only 3 km away from Guruvayur.
St. John The Baptist Church is located in Moonumuri, on the way from Kodakara to Kodaly. If you are coming from Chalakudy, you can also come to Moonumuri via Vellikulangara route. This is a beautiful church and I have included some pictures or photos of this church below.
Pidikkaparambu Mahadeva Temple is located in Vallachira Panchayat in Thrissur dist. You can reach here from Thrissur either travelling via the Irinjalakuda road or from Ollur side. This pooram is part of the famous Arattupuzha pooram. This is a night pooram and it starts rather late in the night. Have your dinner and head to this place – make sure you reach there by around 9:30 pm, so that you can participate in the Arattu in the pond by the temple. As all poorams associated with the Arattupuzha pooram, this pooram is not for the fireworks spectacle, rather its for the melam. If you love melam, be sure to go to this pooram.
Here are some of the photos or pictures of the Pidikkaparambu Pooram taken on 6th April 2017.
Inchakundu or Injakundu is located in Thrissur district. Its between Mupliyam and Kodaly. To reach here from Thrissur you can travel towards Mupliyam from Pudukkad or if you are coming from Kodakara, go towards Kodaly. If you are coming from Chalakudy, you can get here via Vellikulangara, then through Kodaly. This is a hilly area and I usually have the pleasure of going through this route once in a while. This is a picture or photo that I took during my travel.
Kummatti Kali is one of the highlight during Onam Celebrations in Thrissur. Thrissur Vadakkumnatha temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and Kummattis are supposed to be the Bhoothaganams of Lord Shiva who comes as per per Lord Shiva’s instructions to come along with our banished King Maveli during his yearly visit during Onam. There are various regional Kummattis all over Thrissur. These photos or pictures were that of Chelakkottukara Kummatti by Hrishi Kulamuttam.