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Thalappoli Pooram Festival at Parakkottukavu Devi Temple at Thiruvilwamala in Kerala - Parakkottukavu Thalappoli 2023 Date

Thalappoli Festival at Parakkottukavu Devi Temple is observed on the last Sunday in Meda Masam (April – May). Parakkottukavu Thalappoli 2023 date is May 7. The Thalappoli is part of the most important temple festival at the shrine located at Thiruvilwamala in Kerala.  The festival is also famous for Vedikettu or fireworks.

The festival includes ezhunnallathu of the deity atop a caparisoned elephant accompanied by the traditional ensemble of Panchavadyam and melam, performance of traditional art forms such as Poothan, Thira, Kari Vesham, effigies and kala vela.


A total of 21 elephants participate in the annual pooram festival. Three villages in the region arrive at the temple with 7 elephants each. The three desams Padinjattumuri , Kizhakkumuri and Pampady competes in a very healthy manner to make the pooram a grand spectacle.

താലപ്പൊലി ദിവസം മൂന്ന് ദേശങ്ങളുടെയും എഴുന്നള്ളിപ്പുകൾ താലപ്പൊലിപ്പാറയിൽ എത്തി പഞ്ചവാദ്യം സമാപിച്ചതിനു ശേഷം. വൈകീട്ട് 5 മണിക്ക് കൂട്ടിയെഴുന്നള്ളിപ്പിന് അകമ്പടിയായി "പാണ്ടിമേളം."

കാലത്ത് 5 മണിക്ക് താലപ്പൊലിയുടെ അവസാന ചടങ്ങായ കൂട്ടിയെഴുന്നള്ളിപ്പിന് കാവിൽ "പഞ്ചാരിമേളം."

Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.

Thousands of people from nearby villages and towns arrive to witness the festival which is also famous for display of caparisoned elephants and fireworks.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is an important Shakti Shrine in the region.