The Thekkinkadu Maidanam located in the heart of Thrissur town changes into a stage for splendour, exquisiteness and enthusiasm each year for the period of the world renowned Thrissur Pooram. The event is a heady blend of spectacle and ceremony as the ‘Pooram of Poorams’ open up before the eyes. The Thrissur Pooram, possibly the most renowned festival of Kerala is held on the grounds of the Vadakkumnathan temple.
The conventional architecture of the temple lends a rustic charisma to the enthusiastic devotion and avid celebrations that form the bottom line of the festivities. The parade of nearly 30 caparisoned elephants and kudamattom, a competition concerning speedy rhythmic varying of vibrantly coloured and sequined parasols and the Ilanjitharamelam, an incredible percussion band featuring nearly 250 odd artistes are the highlight of the festival. The classic amusement come to a finale with the amazing display of fireworks that flare the heavens on the final day of the grand event