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Post # 1   Bookmark and Share Old 01-23-2012, 08:51 AM
Brend Brend is offline
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Default Thread Title:  The Culture and Festivals of Kerala

Kerala is a very special place not only in respect of beauty but also in terms of culture and festivals. There are many Kerala tours packages that not only offer siteseeing but also to witness the cultural programs and festivals in Kerala. To name a few, Kerala boat race, Attukal Pongala festival, Thrissur Pooram festival, etc. are some of the very famous events which are visited by tourists from far off places.

Kerala Boat race or Vallamkali is held in the month of August. Fierce races and water carnivals erupt every year on the backwaters of Kerala. Itís a dramatic spectacle to watch all the boatsmen acting in unison and the immense team spirit among them. They hold the audiences spell bound and amazed.

Attukal Pongala festival is the only temple festival in the world where hundreds of women assemble together to cook offer the pudding to the goddess in the Attukal temple.

The brightest and the most spectacular festival in Kerala is the Thrissur Pooram festival. It is celebrated in the month of Medom ie during the months of April and May. This festival is a grand assembly of Gods and Goddesses in and around Thrissur. The festival takes place in the Vadakumnathan temple premises where caparisoned elephants are accompanied by grand assemblies of Chenda mela and pancha vadyam (drums and other instruments). The elephants look majestic and the whole setup is a treat to watch. The processions and rituals go on continuously for 36 hours without stopping. A spectacular show of fireworks takes place during this festival.
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The festivals and art forms of Kerala are intricately beautiful. Every festival, though connected with religious temples and shrines, is more of a socio cultural event in which people of all creeds participate. Today, these festivals are perhaps the only occasions when the classical, folk and ritual arts of the state come alive. In addition, it is interesting to note that no celebration in Kerala is complete without an elephant pageant.
Trissur Pooram at Trissur is the most popular, where 30 caparisoned elephants,
exhilarating percussion ensemble, colorful umbrellas atop elephants, magnificent
fireworks combine to create a virtual feast for the senses.
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