Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Chinakkathoor Pooram

A festival of colours and tuskers held every year, the Chinakkathoor Pooram is held at Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy temple, Palappuram in the district of Palakkad in north Kerala. The highlight of the festivities at Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy temple is the day-long pooram. The pooram day is marked by a grand procession of caparisoned elephants and also features traditional orchestra like the panchavadyam and various art forms like vellattu, theyyam, poothanum thirayum, kaalavela, kuthiravela, aandi vedan, karivela and so on.

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