The Vadakkumnathan Temple is one of the oldest temples in the state. It is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and contains many decorative murals and pieces of art. It stands on a beautiful hillock at the center of Thrissur overlooking the town. The massive stonewall forms a strong fortification enclosing an area of nearly 9 acres. The four gopuras on four walls of the main shrine represents the four cardinal directions-North, South, East and West. Within the vast enclosure are the three main shrines dedicated to Shiva or Vadakkumnathan, Sankaranarayana and Rama. The most remarkable feature of the temple is the Kuttambalam, which is visible on the left side as one enters the temple by the western gopuram. This is the theatre hall for staging kuttu, an ancient dramatic form of art famous in Kerala. The temple is equally famous for the Thrissur Pooram Festival and is therefore more popularly called the Thrissur Pooram Temple. Thrissur Pooram Temple Tour is an enlightening journey about the history, culture and celebration of the temple. Thrissur Pooram is celebrated in the Malayalam month Medam that falls between April / May. The practice of celebrating this temple is almost two century old and continues for nearly 36 hours. It begins at 6 am and continues till 12 noon the other day. People from all the religion and caste participate in the Thrissur Pooram. Following the medieval Peruvanam tradition, the Thrissur Pooram is celebrated at the temples of Devi and Sastha. Ten deities, namely Paramekkavu, Tiruvambadi, Kanimangalam, Karamukku, Choorakkattukara, Laloor, Ayyanthole, Neithilakkavu, Chembukkavu and Panamukkampilly from the neighboring temples pay obeisance to the presiding deity of Thrissur. The spectator of the festival is Lord Siva at the Sri Vadakkumnathan Temple. The Thekkinkadi Maidan, surrounding the Vadakkumnathan Temple is the main venue of the festival. Thrissur Pooram Temple Tour makes for a remarkable spectacle.
On reaching Trichur railway station, our representative will meet you. You will be taken the pre booked hotel and later you can enjoy the Trichur pooram festival. Overnight stay in hotel in Trichur.
After checking out of the hotel you will be provided a short sight seeing tour in and around Trichur. You can also visit Guruvayoor Temple located in trichur district. Afternoon you will be dropped in the Trichur railway station for your onward journey.
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