Vadanamkurussi Pooram – Vadanamkurussi Moolekavu Pooram Festival

Vadanamkurussi Pooram is annually observed at  Vadanamkurussi Moolekavu temple in Kumbham month. The shrine is located around 6 km from Shoranur. The annual pooram festival in the temple attracts thousands of devotees. Vadanamkurussi Pooram 2016 date is February 14.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the ritual.

Another highlight is caparisoned elephants. The pooram is also noted for fireworks display.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.