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Brief of Thrissur
Thrissur lies on the west end of Palakkad gap through the low pass between the Nilgiris and the Palani hills. It is the beautiful cultural capital of Kerala and a land of colourful festivals. Thrissur, an abbreviation of 'Tiru-Siva-Perur' or the town with the name of Lord Siva, is appropriately named. The central and the most important feature of this city is the Vadakkunath Kshetram (temple) where the reigning deity is Lord Siva. It is particularly famous for its annual Pooram
Thrissur, Kerala, South India
festival (April-May).Tourist attractions in Thrissur lie in its old temples, cultural centers for paintings, dances and literature and splendid festivals.

History of Thrissur
The town is built on an elevated ground on the apex of the oldest and largest temple complex in Kerala, the Vadakunnatha Temple complex since 8th Century AD. Raja Rama Varma, popularly known as Sakthan Thampuran was the architect of the present Trichur town.
Thrissur, Kerala, South India

How to reach Thrissur

The nearest airport is Nedumbassery, which is only 58kms away from the town. Another major airport near Thrissur is Kochi.
Several important trains connect Thrissur with other places in Kerala and neighboring south.
An extensive road network links the city to many significant places in southern India.

Best time to Visit Thrissur
Through out the year, except the monsoons.

Climate of Thrissur
Temperature: Max: 35 deg. C Min: 22.5 deg. C

Festivals of Thrissur
Thrissur Pooram
Trichur (Thrissur) is best known for its massive Pooram Festival, which is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala. It is held in the Malayalam month of Medam (April- May). Devotees and spectators from all parts of the world, throng the 'Pooram' This festival was introduced by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of the erst while Kochi State. Vadakkunnathan is a mere spectator at this festival, lending its premises and grounds for the great event. The pooram festival is also well known for the wonderful display of fire works. Fire works start in the early hours and the dazzling display last three to four hours.

According to legend, Trichur Pooram was the enthusiastic venture of two goddesses. It is said that a mighty goddess called Paramekkavu Devi resided under a tree in what now is the compound of the Vaddakunatha temple. Lord Shiva's devotees decided to enlarge his small shrine into a grand temple. Therefore, they moved the goddess, who was thought to be his daughter, to a temple of her own. Her elder sister, Thiruvambady Devi, resides in another temple. These sister goddesses are the main participants of the Trichur Pooram festival.
Arattupuzha Pooram
Famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14 kms from Trichur and celebrates its annual pooram festival known as Arattupuzha Pooram in the month of March.
Macchattu Vela
'Machattuvela' also known as 'Machattu Mamangam', is celebrated with great solemnity, pageantry and magnificence on the last day of the five-day annual festival at Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple near Vadakkancherry, Thrissur.

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