Added on Aug 2, 2009
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Thrissur Pooram is called pooram of all poorams. It attracts huge congregation of people and mre than 50 elephants to the city. Pooram day falls in the mid April to mid May period (Pooram day in the Malayalam month of Medam). The venue of the Pooram is the Vadakkunatha temple's thekkinkadu madian. In 2009, it was on 3 May. By 12 noon there was a pooram of 15 caparisoned elephnats near the temple gate. A grand panchavadyam (a combination of five percussion and wind instruments) display of more than 250 artists were performed at around 1500 h in the presence of 15 caparisoned elephants. A sample fireworks display with huge colored umbrellas foretell the grand display of fireworks in the next day early morning 3 am.