The event that was initially scheduled for May 11 had been postponed due to inclement weather.
A disaster was averted as the private fireworks display was staged close to a godown holding pyrotechnic devices.
The sample fireworks on May 8, Sunday was met with much fanfare, especially as the event was held after a two-year-break, due to the pandemic.
The fireworks display was initially scheduled to begin at 3am on Wednesday.
The pooram, the largest of festivals, was confined to mere rituals during the past two years due to COVID-19.
The festival which kick-started last Wednesday reached its peak today with a veritable percussion feast and the majestic sight of 30 of the most famous elephants in Kerala lined up in all their finery.
The organisers are yet to announce a fresh timing for the fireworks display that was earlier scheduled to begin at 3 am on Wednesday.
The week-long festival will reach its peak on Pooram Day, on May 10.
The elephant was brought under control by the mahouts and elephant squad almost immediately after.
The umbrellas are part of the 'chamayam' of the Paramaekkavu Devaswom -- an exhibition inaugurated by BJP leader and actor Suresh Gopi during the temple festival.