We will get bored if we do our daily works in the same pattern. The festivals coming in between keep us lively and help us to forget our boredom. When we think about kerala festivals, the thrissur pooram festival tops the list.Thrissur pooram is known as pooram of all poorams. Many people from all states and other countries visit Thrissur to enjoy the festival.
The landmark of thrissur is vadakumnathar Shiva temple. It is believed that all the Gods and Godesses in and around this temple visit vadakumnathar temple on the day when puram star comes in the malayam month of medam(April).
An exhibition is conducted in a grand manner associated with pooram festival.The pooram processions from all the nearby temples merge in vadakamnathar shiva temple.The ceremonial flag hoisting is done seven days before the main festival and all the nearby temples are also participating in the event. The southern gopuram entrance will be opened during pooram festival. More than 200 artists participate in the panchavadhya mela carnival consisting of instruments thimila, trumpet, madhalam, cymbal and edakka.
More than 50 elephants will be decorated very grandly with nethipattam, ornaments and colourful umbrellas. Decorative bells, venchamaram and alavattam enhances the beauty of elephants.The main attraction of celebration is exchange of colourful umbrellas. The groups enter the temple through western gate and exit through southern gate of vadakamnatha temple after having the darshan of shiva. Variety of innovative fireworks will be displayed which will be a real feast to our eyes and ears. The procession of elephants and the panchavadhyam are the main attractions. Thousands of people gather and watch the celebration.