The Thrissur Pooram festival consists of the arrival of caparisoned elephants from the
surrounding temples to the sprawling ground of
By crowds build in large numbers at Thekkinkadu Maidan (ground) with the `Madathil Varavu' procession of the
The excitement reaches its zenith when the processions of the Thiruvambady Shri Krishna and Paramekkavu Devi temples face each other at the Thekkegopura Nada area. The `kudamattom' session held here is the highlight of the Thrissur Pooram. In the ‘kudamattom’, the two sides engage in a competitive display of colorful umbrellas of various designs.
The famous fireworks display is scheduled for Saturday early morning. The Pooram will come to an end with the farewell ritual of Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu temples at about on Saturday in front of the Vadakkunnathan temple.
This year local and national television channels are showing great interest in the Thrissur Pooram. Local channels like Asianet News, People, Kairali and Manorama News are showing the Thrissur Pooram live.
It must be noted that this year’s Pooram is taking place after several legal battles over parading elephants and fireworks.