Pariyanampetta Pooram

Pariyanampetta Pooram

Pariyanampetta Pooram

Year Dates
2023 Feb 07 , 2023
2024 To be announced

 

Kerala, God’s own country, is a state abound with natural beauty and ancient temples. It is customary in the state to celebrate Pooram or festivals every year, dedicated to the deities of various temples. One such Pooram is the Pariyanampetta Pooram celebrated at the temple complex of Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple in Kattukulam (District: Palakkad). Pariyanampetta Pooram is a 7-day annual festival celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the people of Kerala. It is one of the best traditional festivals in Kerala. The pooram starts on the 7th of the month of Kumbh as per the Malayalam Calendar, which usually falls in the second week of February. Pariyanampetta Pooram Tour 2023 is a must for all travellers.

About the Temple

Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy (Goddess of the 14 Desams), who is an incarnation of Maa Durga. It is one of the popular ancient temples of South India. In fact, this is one of the largest devi temples of Valluvanad Desam in Palakkad district. The temple with its delicate and intricate wood carvings and exquisite structure that spreads over a large area of land amidst the natural surroundings is one of the prime tourist attractions in the region.

Pariyanampetta Pooram Celebrations

Pariyanampetta Pooram is all about 7 days of spiritualism and cultural revelry, and this is what it makes people of Kerala draw to this festival. It is a much-awaited festival for the locals, including people from other parts of India. Thousands of devotees gather to have a glimpse of this beautiful pooram, which keeps alive the cultural and religious rituals of Kerala. Pariyanampetta Pooram presents before you plethora of performances and events which are

  • Kalamezhuthu Pattu: Here, the locals enjoy drawing the images of various Goddesses on the floor using different colourful powders and paste made from raw fruits, vegetables and leaves. This is done on each day of the festival. While the devotees are busy ritualistically painting on the ground, musical renditions are heard at the background, which make the ambience all the more exhilarating.
  • Traditional folk and classical music performances: You cannot miss out the various traditional folk and classical music performances like as Kalamezhuthupattu, Karivela, Kathakali, Pootham, Thira, and Chakyarkoothu, performed by priests, local artists at the temple complex during night time. It is a rare sight of having glimpses of various performances during Pariyanampetta Pooram which keep the cultural integrity of the state intact.
  • Tholpavakoothu: A noteworthy program which everyone enjoys during the night time is the folk-art form Tholpavakoothu (Shadow Puppetry), which is a beautiful traditional art form of Kerala. Selected verses from the famous Tamil Epic ‘Kamba Ramayana’ are used in the puppet plays. People get engrossed to see the colourful puppets and their antics, displaying ancient religious stories.
  • The Devine Procession of Elephants: The ending of Pariyanampetta Pooram is with the taking out of procession of beautifully decked-up elephants, around 21 in number. The ceremonial procession of 21 elephants starts in the early morning from the temple complex with traditional musical instruments of Kerala playing at the background. The elephants move around in the entire region and streets are lined up with crowd of people, offering their homage to elephants and watching the procession passing by. People also get to see folk art designs being drawn like as (bull effigy) and Kuthiravela (horse effigy). At dusk, the procession of 21 elephants come back to the temple complex, prasadam is offered to the devotees and visitors, and this culminates Pariyanampetta Pooram.

Nearest railway station to reach the temple is Shornur which is about 29 km. And Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 93 km. Frequent state transport buses and private cabs are easily available to reach the destination.
If you are planning to visit to Kerala, then make a tour to Kerala during Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival. Connect with the best inbound tour operator in India to help you choose the best itinerary. Book for Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival 2023 in advance to avoid the last-minute rush because it is one of the best-known festival tours in Kerala.

Getting there

Nearest railway station to reach the temple is Shornur which is about 29 km.  And Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 93 km. Frequent state transport buses and private cabs are easily available to reach the destination.

If you are planning to visit to Kerala, then make a tour to Kerala during Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival. Connect with the best inbound tour operator in India to help you choose the best itinerary. Book for Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival Tour 2023 in advance to avoid the last-minute rush because it is one of the best-known festival tours in Kerala.

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Date

Feb 07 2023

Location

Pallakad
Kerala
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