Koorkencherry Pooyam – Thrissur

Photo credits : Jithin Vijay

Photo credits : Jithin Vijay

The Koorkencherry Pooyam festival is celebrated in the Sri Maheswara Temple, situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala. One of the main attractions of the Pooyam is Kavadiyattom. Kavadiyattoms are divided into two types, Pookavadi and Ambalakavadi. The performing groups start these ritual dances in the morning of the festival.

Pookavadi is a wooden arch richly decorated with flowers. The five to ten foot high structure takes the form of a temple and is carried on the shoulders of a male devotee is called Ambalakavadi.

 

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