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Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple Annual Festival – Utsavam at Thiruvambadi Temple

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple is located in the heart of Thrissur town in Kerala. Utsavam or the annual temple festival here is held from Pooyam Nakshatram in Malayalam Kumbham month. The festival attracts scores of devotees. Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple annual festival 2017 beginning date is March 9. The festival ends with arattu on March 16.

The eight day festival is noted for numerous unique rituals and pujas.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are part of the festivities. Caparisoned elephants, melam and fireworks are the main highlights.

The most important days during the festival are the final two days - Pallivetta and  Arattu. The utsava murti of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is taken atop caparisoned elephants on the two days.

Hundreds of people visit the shrine during the period and taking blessing of the deities.

The festivities end with arattu on the final day.