Thrissur Pooram 2011

Arguably the most posh festive occasion in Kerala… the festival of festivals… ‘Thrissur Pooram’ was held amongst all pomp & splendor in May 12th 2011. Like all times, not only the hometown Thrissur but the entire state throbbed with excitement… A real eye-feat for natives & visitors alike!

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Some snaps from “Thrissur Pooram 2011” …


Decorated gigantic structures on the eve of Pooram… a view from Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Lord Shiva Temple premises…


Workers cleaning up… equipping the Pooram ground before the grand ceremonies…


Crowds begin to gather… view from the Eastern Temple Tower of Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Temple …


A close-up shot of the ‘Anachamayam’…. Display of decorated Elephant Caparisons on the eve of Thrissur Pooram…


Eye-catching miniature models of decorated Elephants… View from one of the numerous way-side vendors on the Pooram ground…


Onlookers getting attracted to the fascinating miniatures of Pooram Elephants… another scene from the Pooram ground…


Elephants processions in full swing… so is the amateur photography! Onlookers keen on capturing the thrilling events on frames…


‘The Pooram spectators’…. As seen from one of the Elephant Caparisons… It is these majestic tuskers that steal the show in Thrissur Pooram!


The colorful ‘Kudamattam’ (changing of umbrellas) ceremony, one of the chief highlights of the Pooram… A display of brightly colored ceremonial umbrellas that pop up over the Elephants…


Display of ‘Alavattom’ and ‘Venchamaram’ atop the tuskers… A part of the ‘Kudamattam’, changing of umbrellas, ceremony…


The ‘traditional elephant umbrellas’…  During the ‘Kudamattam’ ceremony, onlookers can watch in awe the changing of many such brightly coloured umbrellas!!!

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Thrissur Pooram 2011 concluded on a high note … justifying its position as the Numero Uno festival fiesta in the God’s own country.

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