Arattupuzha Pooram

Arattupuzha Pooram is an Indian temple festival held at the Arattupuzha Temple in Arattupuzha, Thrissur district of Kerala. Visitors from nearby and far off places reach the village of Arattupuzha during the festival days. The pinnacle of the seven-day festival is the last two days. The evening prior to the last day of the festival would have an assembly of caparisoned elephants and staging of percussion ensembles as part of the ceremony called Sasthavinte Melam. The pancharimelam of Aarttupuzha Sasthavu is the largest assembly of percussion artists in any other night Poorams. More than 200 artists perform in sasthavinte melam. This can only be seen at Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple tripunithura other than in arattupuzha pooram

Arattupuzha Pooram
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TypeTemple Festival
ObservancesTemple Festival, Kudamatam, Fireworks (Vedikettu)
DateMakam Star Of Minam in the Malayalam calendar (March/April)
2020 date5 April

The Pooram is known as Devamela as it is a conglomeration of gods, given its massive attendance of deities from neighbourhood shrines. A total of 23 deities of various temples from different parts of Thrissur District attend the Pooram and is considered as the oldest temple festival in the Indian subcontinent. Important deities that participate in the Arattupuzha Pooram are Oorakathu Amma Thiruvadi Cherpu Bhagavathy.[1][2][3][4]

Celebrating Arattupuzha Pooram

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arattupuzha Pooram festivities begin". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Arattupuzha Pooram festivities begin today". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Arattupuzha Pooram celebrated". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Arattupuzha Pooram from March 10". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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