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The Culture and Festivals of Kerala

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:42 am
by Austen
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. It’s 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.

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:34 am
by sir seymour
Wow, please, tell me more..

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:17 pm
by wodin_uk
Thanks for the info Austen. Just for info, what size and style of washers do you favour in Kerala?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:01 pm
by *WiL*
Yeh Austen u da man! I can see why you posted on a mountainboard forum: the gallery on your website reveals some seriously tasty riding round there!
also majestic elephants and festivals where hundreds of women cook puddings sound awesome.