Thrissur Pooram on April 19: Details on tourist pavilions, safety arrangements, fireworks and more

Thrissur Pooram
A separate pavilion has been arranged for foreign tourists to enjoy the iconic ‘kudamattam’ ritual held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple. Representative image/Jeejo John/Manorama

Thrissur: The city is gearing up for this year's Pooram on April 19 and arrangements are in progress to conduct a safe yet vibrant festival. The 'sample vedikkettu' (fireworks) will be held on April 17 night.
The 'aana chamayam' exhibion (display of elephant caparisons) used by the Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu Dewaswoms as part of the Pooram festivities would also begin on April 17.

Thiruvambadi’s aana chamayam will be displayed on April 17 and 18 at the Kausthubam Hall from 10 am to 12 pm. Paramekkavu will hold its display at Agrashala Hall in Round East. The exhibition will be inaugurated on April 17 at 10 am followed by the distribution of various awards and honours. Visitors could see Paramekkavu’s aana chamayam display until 10 pm on April 17 and from 8 am to 12 am on April 18.

Tourist pavilions
This year, the district authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure to make the Pooram festivities enjoyable for all spectators. A separate pavilion has been arranged for foreign tourists to enjoy the iconic ‘kudamattam’ ritual held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple on April 19. The district promotion council has built the pavilion close to the Thekke Gopura Nada (southern entrance) at the Thekkinkadu ground. Those who need the passes for entering this pavilion should contact the district promotion council’s office at Palace Road. Phone – 0487 2320800, 9496101737,

Pink police on duty
The city police authority will set up pink spaces to ensure the safety of women and children during the Pooram festivities. The pink space will have resting centres, rooms for breastfeeding mothers, bathroom facilities and drinking water for the women who visit the grounds. Meanwhile, the arrangement of facilities at seven spots in and around Thekkinkadu ground is overseen by the Women’s Cell Inspector PV Sindhu. The pink spaces are at SBI Naduvilal, CMS School, City Centre, KESS Bhavan, Banerjee Club, women’s resting centre at the North bus stand and Catholic Syrian Bank.

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