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Asramam Sreekrishna Swamy Temple – Kollam Pooram Festival

Asramam Sreekrishna Swamy temple is located at Ashramam in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The 10-day annual festival is observed in Meda Masam (April - May) and the final day is famous as Kollam pooram. The temple is also famous for Vishu Kani darshanam on April 14 or April 15 (Medam 1).

Navaneet Krishnan or Krishna holding butter (venna) is worshipped in the temple. This is a typical Kerala style Hindu temple with a nalambalam, pond, namaskara mandapam and chathura sreekovil.

Kudamattam with nearly thirty elephants is a major event during the annual Kollam Pooram festival. Thamarakulam Sri Mahaganapathi Temple and the Puthiyakavu Bhagavathi Temple are the temples participating in the Kudamattam festival. Asramam Sreekrishna Swamy is a witness to this annual event. Panchavadyam, melam, fireworks and traditional performing art forms of temples of Kerala are part of the festival.

Pooram Ezhunnallathu, which begins from morning on the pooram day, is famous for the participation of 13 temples in the area. Aanayoottu (feeding of elephants - jaggery rice rolls, sugarcane, and an array of fruits) is another highlight of the festival.