The 360-degree virtual reality tour of Thrissur Pooram helps online visitors to explore this marvellous festival from anywhere and at any time.
Thrissur Pooram was the brainchild of Raja Rama Varma, famously known as Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Cochin. Before the start of Thrissur Pooram, the largest temple festival in Kerala was the one-day festival held at Aarattupuzha known as Arattupuzha Pooram.
Sakthan Thampuran ordained the temples into two groups, namely “Paramekkavu side” and “Thiruvambady side”. These are headed by the principal participants, Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple at Thrissur Swaraj Round and Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple at Shoranur road. The two temples are hardly 500 meters apart.
The pooram officially begins from the event of flag hoisting
The flag hoisting ceremony (Kodiyettam) begins seven days before Trissur Pooram. All the participating temples of Thrissur Pooram are present for the ceremony, and there is a light firework to announce the commencement of the festival.
Display of fireworks
The first round of pyrotechnics, known as Sample Vedikettu, happens on the fourth day after the flag hoisting of the Pooram. It is a one-hour show by Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms. Swaraj Round is the venue for this fireworks and starts at 7:15 pm.z
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