Friday, September 18, 2009

Thrissur Pooram - Part 9

The next day morning, both these competitors start with their respective “Pandimelam” and end up at the Sreemoolasthanam around 12 noon. This is rightly categorized as “PakalPooram”, locally known as “Pooram for Thrissur residents”. Both the goddesses say “Good bye” to each other, promising to meet again next year with more vigor, but ensuring congeniality. They, then return to their respective temples. The same day evening after “Arattu” (holy dip of the deity in the temple pond) and “Kodikuthu” (kodikal pooram), the elephant which was honored to carry the “Thidambu” pulls down the flag with the post, put up during “Kodiyettam”. After “Sree BoothaBali”, the goddesses enter their sanctum and take rest with “Uthram Pattu”, after a long tiring and tough competition.

Hence ends the great Thrissur Pooram - The grant show of temples in the vicinity of the vast Vadakkunnathan temple, the celebration with the processions from various temples consisting of decorated caparisoned elephants with the center one holding the deities embedded in golden Kolams, the trained men sitting on the elephants holding the colorful specially prepared large umbrellas, “Alavattam” made out of peacock feathers and “Venchamarams” heaving to the Vadhyamelams, the number of devotees and visitors contented to the very depth of their hearts, all constitute this wonderful attraction of the earth. Through the electronic media, its fame has reached all over India and beyond its boundaries, attracting people to flock to Thrissur town to have a glimpse of the pageantry.

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