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Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival

Chinakkathoor Pooram festival is associated with the Chinakkathoor temple in Palakkad district of the state of Kerala. Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple is at Palappuram and about 5 km from Ottappalam, Palakkad, in the area of north Kerala. The temple is located in the center of a big ground where the Chinakkathoor pooram is conducted every year.The temple is renovated now. Chinakkathoor Festival is celebrated every year in February-March and in the month of kumbham according to the Malayalam calendar.

Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival Celebration

The main attractions of the evening festivities is a grand procession of 33 tuskers. One can also watch for traditional performances of the Panchavadyam or the temple orchestra and various other art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela , Aandi Vedan , Karivela and so on are shown.

The Tholppavakkoothu, a ritualistic shadow puppet show, which is done at the temple premises every evening for the 17 days before the closing festival.The festival starts with kuthira or horse game and ends next day with Theru (Ratham),is a beautiful sight is the decoration of theru or Ratham by Palappuram, and the parade of sixteen well-decorated 16 models of the kuthira (horse) and the kaala (bull)brought ceremoniously to the temple by devotees.

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