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Uthralikavu Pooram is a traditional festival which is celebrated at the Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple which is located in Thrissur District in Kerala. The festival is observed in the months of February or March (Kumbham Malayalam Month). The festival is marked by several traditions where carry a procession day and night is included as well along with two drum orchestration. Later, the celebration is followed by some folk-art performances which is again a tradition of Hindu religion and Kerala as well.

History of Uthralikavu Pooram

It is a festival dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is known to kill the evil and is celebrated in the Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple of Thrissur district. The festival is marked by several traditions where carry a procession day and night is included as well along with two drum orchestration. Later the celebration is followed by some folk-art performances which is again a tradition of Hindu religion and Kerala as well.

Major attractions of Uthralikavu Pooram

Elephant Procession. A procession of 20 elephants completely dressed in traditional attires and colorful parasols stand together and it is a great vision to see them so attractive. It is amazing to see those decorated elephants. The distinguish elephant decoration is very interesting. These elephants are decorated with Venchamarams (white tufts) and Aalavattam (Peacock Plume Fans). 

Dance & Music. Highly energetic and musical gatherings known as Panchavadyam and Pandimelam which add charm and fun in the processions. The festival is also graced by the renowned classical Indian dancers who perform on their fields such as Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi etc. 

How to Reach

By Air. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is approximately 52.3 kilometres away from Thrissur. Once you land at the airport, you can easily get the local modes of transport to reach the destination. The airport is well-connected to other major cities of I*india such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

By Rail. The nearest railway station is Thrissur Railway Station. The Thrissur is also called the cultural capital of Kerala. The temple Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple is just a few minutes away from the railway station. Cities like Kochi (61 km),  Kozhikode (95 km), Coimbatore (101km) have got great road connectivity.

By Road. The Thrissur has got great road connectivity. It is well-linked to itts neighbouring regions. Cities like Kochi (61 km),  Kozhikode (95 km), Coimbatore (101km) have got great road connectivity.


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Also Read: During this festival, deities go to heaven for a short period of time


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    26 February 2020

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    Thrissur

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