Koodalmanikyam Temple or Kudal Manikkam Temple or Koodalmanikkam Temple is located in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala. The main idol worshippped here is of Bharatha, brother of Rama. The Utsavam or festival here starts one day after the famous Thrissur Pooram festival and lasts for 11 days. Each day of the festival, Seeveli is held twice, once in the morning and once at night, accompanied by Panchari melam. Seventeen elephants take part – two baby elephants are included in the procession, one standing on each side of the main elephant carrying the deity. The Netti pattam of seven elephants are made of gold while the rest are made of silver. Here are some of the photos shot during 23rd April 2016.
Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple is located in Cherpu around 10km south of Thrissur town, on the way to Thriprayar. Here the pooram is famous for its melams – The Pandi and Panchari melams played here are superb and the Peruvanam Nadavazhi is constructed in such a manner that it forms a natural theater for the percussion performances. The festival used to have participation from 108 temples, but currently Ezhunnallippu is from about 23 temples only. These pictures below were shot on 19th March 2016.