Thrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological
wealth is called the cultural capital of kerala. From ancient times,
this district has played a significant role in the political history
of south india. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the zamorins
of kozhikode, tipu sultan of mysore and europeans including the dutch
and the british have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region.
Raja rama varma popularly known as sakthan thampuran was the architect
of the present thrissur town.
Area - 3032 sq km
Population - 274,225
Air - nearest international airport nedumbassery (58
kms from town
Rail - Thrissur is an important railhead of the southern
Road - thrissur is well connected with almost all
the major towns and cities of india.
Places to visit :
Vadakkumnathan Temple - One of the oldest temples
in the state, the vadakkumnathan temple is a classical example of
the kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and
pieces of art. This is the venue of the world famous pooram festival
celebrated annually in april - may. The fireworks at the pooram are
a spectacular sight. Non hindus are not allowed entry into the temple.
Town hall - Thousands of picture gallery where mural
paintings from all parts of kerala are on display.
Arattupuzha - This village is known for the annual pooram festival
at the temple in april / may. The uniqueness of this festival is the
ceremonial processions carrying the images of the deities of 41 neighbouring
temples to this village.
Guruvayoor - 29 kms west of thrissur, guruvayoor is
one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of kerala. Its
main attraction is the sree krishna temple. This historic temple is
shrouded in mystery. According to belief, the temple is the creation
of guru, the preceptor of the goods, and vayu, the god of winds. The
eastern nada is the main entrance to the shrine. In the chuttambalam
(outer enclosure) is the tall 33.5 m high gold plated dwajasthambam
(flag post). There is also a 7 m high dipastambham (pillar of lamps),
whose thirteen circular receptacles provide a truly gorgeous spectacle
when lit. The square sreekovil is the sacred sanctum Sanctorum of
the temple, housing the main deity. Within the temple there Are also
the images of ganapathy, lord ayyappa.
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Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
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The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
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the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
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Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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