The flag hoisting of the legendary Thrissur Pooram was held on Wednesday by the 10 participating temples. This is after 2 years Thrissur Pooram is being celebrated with all its colours.
Thrissur Pooram will be celebrated on May 10. Sample fireworks, the first round of fireworks of the Pooram, will be held on May 8, and the final round will be conducted on May 11.
The Kodiyettam ceremony started at Paramekkavu first, between 9 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. The deity was taken out with the accompaniment of a percussion display by Peruvanam Kuttan Marar.
Chembil Kuttanasari prepared the kodimaram. A huge crowd witnessed the Kodiyettam ceremony, which was followed by a percussion ensemble led by Peruvanam Kuttan Marar. Five elephants were paraded in the event. Paramekkavu Sree Padmanabhan carried the thidambu.
The Kodiyettam of Thiruvambadi temple was held between 10. 30 a.m. and 10.55 a.m. Thazhathupurakkal Sundaran and Sushit (their family holds the traditional right) prepared the kodimaram. A ceremonial flag was tied to the kodimaram after bhoomi puja.
Pooram Purappad, the procession from the temple, commenced at 3 p.m. Elephant Thiruvambadi Chandrasekharan carried the thidambu. As the procession from the temple reached Naikkanal, flags were hoisted at Naduvilal and Naikanal.
Kodiyettam ceremonies were held in the other eight participating temples – Ayyanthole, Naithalakkavu, Choorakkattukavu, Lalur, Kanimangalam, Panamukkumpilly, Chembukkavu and Karumukku temples – as well.
In the coming days, Thrissur city is poised to be in the grip of carnival spirit. The Thekkinkadu maidan, the venue of the mega event, is already vibrant with activities. Gipsy sellers vending ornaments are making brisk business. Balloon, popcorn and cotton candy sellers too have been busy.
Courtesy: The Hindu