Uthralikkavu Pooram is a festival held at Shri Rudhiramahakalikav temple situated at Wadackanchery in Thalappilly taluk of Thrissur district in Kerala, South India.The festival is held annually in the Malayalam month 'Kumbham' or February/March. The festivity continues for eight days.
Location: Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Parithipra, in Vadakkancherry, Thrissur District of north Kerala .
Venue: Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple
Duration: 8 Days
How to Reach by Air: The Nearest Airport is Kochi international airport, about 52 km from Thrissur town.
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Vadakkancherry station.
How to Reach by Road: There are many public and private vehicles available to reach here.
More Information about Uthralikkavu Pooram Festival
It commences with the “Parapurappadu”, which is five days before the Pooram. “Para” is a measure of paddy or rice. The “Para” is placed beside a banana leaf laid out with plantains and flowers by the houses which have vowed the offering. All the houses which have vowed the offering are visited by temple officials assigned for the job with a miniature of the idol mounted on an elephant to the accompaniment of drums. Members of the family receive the idol with great solemnity and devotion and feel blessed by offering the Para. Para offerings are also a source of income to temples.
Uthralikavu Pooram is famous for is its unique Fireworks, Panchavadyam and pageantry of Elephants, apart from many other events of attraction. The Nadapura Panchavadyan at Wadakanchery Siva temple is considered to be second best panchavadyan events among kerala festivals; the first being the famous Madathil varavu of Trichur pooram.
Celebration Fire Works of Video of Uthralikkavu Pooram