ARATTUPUZHA tEMPLE is a very famous Temple located near Pudukkad in Thrissur District and is
the home for Aarattupuzha Pooram Festival.Here stagesSpectacular scores of Caprisoned
Elephants lined up in a row to thevaccompaniment of ethnicpercussion concerts.
This village is located on the banks of Karuvannur River.Legend says that aarattupuzha was the
meeting place until flood washed the area and forced some of the participants to mmeet 14
kilometer nort of the village.On the sixth day of the 7 day festival at the Arattupuzha Temple
61 gaily caprisoned Elephants gather in the Temple grounds accompanied by the Temple music
of Panchavadyam,Nadaswaram,Pancharimelam andPandimelam.
The rituals of the festival starts with Lord Sastha arriving in the Temple to welcome the
Gods and Godesses arriving to attend the Devamela or the divine gathering of Gods.Thousands of
spectstors who havev gathered on the premises do witness a grand pageantry featuring 15
caprisonedElephants.Adding to the festive mood is Panchari melam,the traditional percussion
music of a group of 250 artists .Usually during the last many years the Panchari melam is led
by maestro Peruvanam Kuttan Marar.The Pacharimelam is invariably followed by a glittering
spectacular display of fireworks.
the 23 Gods and Godesses take part in the Pooram of Arattupuzha are prominent Godsand
Goddesses are Arattupuzha Sastha,Thriprayar Tevar,Urakam Ammathiruvadi,,Chathakulam
Sastha,,Cherpu Bhagavathy,Thottipal Bhagavathy,,Aykkunnu Bhagavathy,,Poonilakkavu
Bhagavathy,,Kaduppasseri Bhagavathy,,Pisharikkal Bhagavathy,,Edakkunni Bhagavathy,,Chalakkudi
Pisharikkal Bhagavathy,,Thaikkusseri bhagavathy,,Anthikkadu Bhagavathy,,Choorakkode
Bhagavathy,,Chamkulam Sastha,,ChittichathakudamSastha,,Mattil Sastha,,Kodannur
Sastha,,Nettisseri Sastha,,Kalleri Sastha,,Medakkulam Sastha,,and Namkulam Sastha.
Thus it may be seen that it is a divine meeting of leading and Powerfulm Gods and Goddesses
the witnessing of which imparts immense Blessings and pleasure of honouring the darshan of
them in a sigle place.
Ghee offerings by the Devottes,Shrudhi Samarppanam,Kodiyettam,Thiruvathira Purappad ,and many
more are the related events in the Arattupuzha Pooram.
Ghee offering is an important event in the Arattupuzha Temple ,the pictures of which are above.
Illam Nira is another ritual in Arattupuzha Temple relating to Harvest.
Thevarude zhunnallippu,Kootti Ezhunnallippu and Arattu manthram at Kadavu are glittering views
and rituala worth a darshan at the Aarattupuzha Temple.
14th of December 2017
Thrissur 680 004