Thrissur Pooram, Kerala’s largest temple festival begins today. It falls on the Pooram star during the month of Medam as per the Malayalam calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, Thrissur Pooram 2019 begins on May 13 and will extend to May 14. Thousands of people from across countries attend the festivities in Vadakkunnathan Temple. Some of the popular events that attract a large number of crowds include two rounds of fireworks, kudamattam, a parade of caparisoned elephants, Panchavadyam (an orchestra of five instruments) among other cultural and traditional events. You can watch Thrissur Pooram 2019 live streaming here. Thrissur Pooram 2019 Date: History, Significance, Celebrations, Controversies Related to Kerala’s Largest Temple Festival.
Thrissur Pooram is known for being the largest temple festival in Kerala and is called the mother of all poorams. The opening of the Thrissur Pooram festival was marked by the arrival of 54-year-old elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran on Sunday morning. More than 10,000 people had gathered in the temple premises to catch a glimpse of the tusker which was earlier banned from being paraded in the event. As festivities are ongoing in full force in Thrissur, we bring to you live streaming of the event. For all those Malayalis and others living across seas and continents, watch Thrissur Pooram 2019 live with us.
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Thrissur Pooram was introduced by Raja Rama Varma, known as Sakthan Thampuran, the 17th-century ruler of the Kingdom of Cochin in Kerala. Over centuries, Thrissur Pooram grew in size and stature and is known internationally. Kerala Tourism tweeted a video on Thrissur Pooram that rightly captures the essence of the temple festival in Kerala. Sample Vedikettu at Thrissur Pooram 2019: First Round of Fireworks Dazzle The Skies at Kerala’s Largest Temple Festival (Watch Videos)
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Thrissur Pooram, the biggest festival of Kerala is around the corner. Here’s a video to jog your memory and help you plan in advance to be a part of this 36 hour-long celebration. pic.twitter.com/B0nPM677VZ
— Kerala Tourism (@KeralaTourism) May 3, 2019
Around 50 elephants are paraded at the event as an array of percussionists stage the popular temple artform Panchavadyam. Music lovers who crowd the artists catch the rhythm of the constantly increasing tempo alongside a proportional decrease in the number of beats in cycles. The display of firecrackers will be held on Monday afternoon which will continue till the wee hours on Tuesday.