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Trichambaram Utsavam - Trichambaram Temple Festival In Kumbham Month

The annual 14-day festival in the famous Trichambaram Temple is noted for Thidambu Nritham. The utsavam begins on the 22nd day of Kumbha Masam with the ceremonial flag hoisting (kodiyettam) and comes to end with Koodipirial ritual on 6th day Meena masam. Trichambaram Utsavam 2022 date is March 6 to March 20.

The main event during the festival revolves around the arrival of Balarama from another temple of partaking in the festival and finally his departure. 

On the first day, the image of Lord Balarama (elder brother of Bhagavan Krishna) is brought to the temple in a grand procession from nearby Dharmakulam temple. The festivals days are marked by the performance of the religious dance, Thidambu nritham, in front of Pookoth Nada in the temple.

On the thirteenth day of annual festival, Pallivetta (holy hunt ceremony) takes place and the next day the ceremonial bath (aarattu) takes place.

Finally, the heart touching Kootti Poriyal ceremony happens, which represents the parting of the brothers Lord Krishna and Balarama. Peruvazhiyil Nritham a religious dance takes place during the time of parting of the brothers.




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