The 7-day festival Thrissur Pooram begins in Kerala on Wednesday. The Pooram, festival starts when the moon rises according to the Malayalam Calendar month of Medan.
Thrissur Poora is known as the mother of all poorams in Kerala, the Thrissur Pooram holds an unique place in the mind and life of the body.
Sakthan Thampuran ordained the temples into two groups, namely "Paramekkavu side" and "Thiruvambady side". These are headed by the principal participants, Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple at Thrissur Swaraj Round and Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple at Shoranur road. The two temples are hardly 500 metres apart.
7-day festival Thrissur Pooram begins in Kerala's Thrissur, celebrated on the day when star sign Pooram occurs in Malayalam month of Medam pic.twitter.com/pbQZXV4kcIâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) May 5, 2017
History of Thrissur Pooram:
Thrissur is known as the land of Poorams meaning 'festivals' and Thrissur Pooram is referred to as the festival of all festivals and is celebrated at the famous Vadakkunnathan Temple. Thrissur has two other well-known temples including Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu temples. Vadakkunnathan temple is believed to have been founded by Lord Parasurama.Â
The story behind the creation of Thrissur Pooram is an interesting one, but there is no denying that since it began in 1798, the festival has gone on to become a cultural spectacle that lasts for days.
The temple has been declared a national monument by the Union Government under the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act. According to legend, the parents of Adi Shankaracharya came to Thrissur and observed bhajan for 41 days and as a result Vadakkunnathan was born to them as Shankara. Adi Shankaracharya himself, after his earthly mission, is said to have shed his mortal body.