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Thrissur Pooram


Kerala restricts Thrissur Pooram festivities

April 20, 2021 7:21 am

The decision to abandon the Pooram festival was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary V P Joy and attended by representatives of Thiruvambadi and Paremekkavu temples, which organize the Pooram festival.

Sony Music under fire as Kerala's temple music videos get copyright strikes online

May 16, 2019 8:43 pm

A host of YouTubers and social media videographers are up in arms against American giant Sony Music Entertainment for claiming copyright over the state’s temple percussion styles such as ‘pandi melam’ and ‘panchavadyam’.

Thrissur Pooram 2019 Highlights: It's a fitting end to this year's festivities

May 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Thrissur Pooram 2019 Kerala Highlights: The central attraction of Thrissur Pooram 2019 is the Elanjithara Melam, considered the world's largest live orchestra of percussionists known for its technical brilliance.

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran is still in business: The story behind Kerala's most loved (and feared) elephant

May 12, 2019 11:33 am

Why Thechikottukavu Ramachandran's many admirers are unwilling to let go of an old, near-blind and cranky temple elephant in Thrissur.

Uncertainty over festival ends: Govt allows parading of Kerala’s tallest captive elephant

May 12, 2019 5:26 am

Elephant owners have now agreed to send other pachyderms for the event after the government lifted the ban on Ramachandran, which has a super star value in festival circuits in Kerala.

Ending weeks of suspense, admin allows controversial tusker to be part of Thrissur Pooram lineup

May 11, 2019 2:31 pm

The Thrissur district administration Saturday gave its approval Saturday afternoon, but laying out specific conditions for the same.

Kerala HC declines to intervene on tusker ban ahead of Thrissur Pooram

May 10, 2019 7:52 pm

For the past few years, Ramachandran headlines the eve of the Pooram by bursting through the southern door of the Vadakumnathan temple and signalling the start of the celebration.

Kerala elephant owners say no to parading tuskers from May 11; Thrissur Pooram festivities in disarray

May 09, 2019 3:16 am

A ban on a partially-blind 54-year-old tusker was placed by the Chief Wildlife Warden after the elephant killed two people at a housewarming ceremony in Guruvayur in February this year.

Kerala High Court allows fireworks for Thrissur Pooram festival with conditions

April 14, 2016 6:48 pm

The High Court made the ruling while observing that the Pooram celebrations were a part of the social and cultural ethos of Thrissur

Thrissur Pooram: Will security concerns go up in smoke?

April 14, 2016 4:08 pm

For people of Thrissur district, the pooram is an obsession that has only swelled over the years


Keralities celebrate Thrissur Pooram festival with zest and enthusiasm

April 25, 2018 10:49 pm

One of the most famous festivals of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram is celebrated with much fanfare. Thousands of people from all over the state come together and ornamented elephants are put on display on this day. Check out the pictures here.

Thrissur Pooram, Kerala's biggest temple festival, today

May 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Thrissur Pooram will see caparisoned elephants, synchronised drum beats and cymbals, fireworks and huge crowds.