Kerala Thrissur Pooram

Kerala Thrissur Pooram : Photo Credit – Flickr – sureshcnair

Thrissur Pooram is one of the biggest of all the festivals held in Kerala. It is celebrated every year in the month of mid April to mid May in Kerala. Every year gods and goddesses of different temple meet together for Thrissur Pooram Festivals in Kerala. It is a 36 hours festival; people come from different places including international tourists.

Thrissur Pooram at Kerala :

In Kerala Thiruvampadi and ParamKkavu are the two temples to make this festival an outstanding one. Dates of Thrissur Pooram festival at Kerala are decided according to the Malayalam calendar. The festival is held in the Vadakkumnatha temple, an example of the Kerala style of architecture.

The Pooram starts at the time of Kanimaglam Sasthavu in the morning and followed by the ezhunnellippu of other six temples. On 2’0 clock in Vadakkumnatha temple festival starts by playing drums, trumpets, pipe & cymbal. Two days before Pooram in Kerala, a huge exhibition of elephant decorations is held at both temples. The Pooram has a good collection of elephants (more than 50 elephants) decorated with golden head dress, decorative bells, ornaments & the umbrella as which improve the beauty of elephants & Pooram.

The two groups in the Melam replace colorful and crafted umbrellas at the top of the elephants called Kudamattam, which attracts the people. The Pooram concludes with bright display of the fireworks in the evening, which continues till late hours of the next morning. Some of the main Pooram celebrations are at Aratupuzha, Uthralikavu, Thrissur, (more…)

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Jaipur in Rajasthan is famous all over the world for its royal tradition and heritage. The city of Jaipur has so much to offer to its visitors that one can never get enough of it. It is the land of celebrations, cultural events and festivities. One of the most famous festivals is the Elephant Festival at Jaipur. As the name suggests this festival is associated with elephants. Elephant Festival at Jaipur is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of Holi in Phalgun. It is held every year at Jaipur Chagan Stadium.

Elephant Festival of Jaipur Rajasthan:

Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival Jaipur

Elephants have always been the integral part of royal courts in Rajasthan. Every year on the month of March a grand festival is held at Jaipur which is dedicated to these magnificent creatures. These elephants are the chief attraction of this festival. The Elephant Festival at Jaipur starts with a stunning parade of elephants, traditional dancers and camels. The elephants in this festival are beautifully decorated in a colorful manner by their owners. These elephants can be seen decorated with ornaments and jewelry. Female elephants in this festival can be seen wearing anklets which make a sweet sound of tinkle while they walk. The people sitting on top of these elephants can be seen sprinkling gulaal.

Some of the major events or attractions of Elephant Festival at Jaipur are Elephant Race, Elephant Polo, tug of war, best decorated elephant contest and many more. Other attractions of this festival include traditional plays, songs, music and folk dances performed by the local artists.

Thousands of tourists from all over India as well as other parts of the world, flock together to enjoy this grand festival. In this festival the tourists get to enjoy the festive occasion of Holi by throwing colors and flowers at each other. Therefore those who are planning to make a trip to Jaipur should make sure that they witness this festival. The Elephant Festival at Jaipur will prove to be a unique experience for you.

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