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Thiruvambadi (Thiruvambady) Sri Krishna Temple is in Shornur Road, Thrissur, Kerala, South India. Its around 1km away from Vadakkunnathan Temple. This temple is one of the main participants of Thrissur Pooram, one of the biggest festivals in Kerala. Unnikrishna – (Lord Krishna in an infant form) and Goddess Bhagavathy are the main deities. There is also sub deities – Dharmasastha, Ganesha, Kukshi Ayyapa, Manikanda, Ghandakarna, Rakteshwari and Bhairava.

You can only enter the inner sanctum of the temple by wearing mundu and removing your shirt. No modern dresses likes pants are allowed.

These photos were taken on the occassion of Poomkunnam Desa Pattu as part of Vela festival on 3rd Jan 2019.

These photos were taken on the occassion of Chirakkal Desa Pattu as part of Vela festival on 4th Jan 2019.

These photos were taken on the occassion of Vadakke Angadi Desa Pattu as part of Vela festival on 5th Jan 2019.

These photos were taken on the occassion of Vela festival on 6th Jan 2019.

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Thrissur Pooram is the perhaps the most famous festival in Kerala. It was started in 1798 by Sakthan Thampuran (Rama Varma Kunhjipilla Thampuran) when temples in Thrissur was denied entry to Arattupuzha Pooram because they were late due to rain. Thrissur Pooram is a 36 hour long festival which attracts visitors from around the globe. There are mainly two groups – Thiruvambady (Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Kanimangalam Sastha Temple, Laloor Bhagavathy Temple, Ayyanthole Sree Karthyayani Temple, Nethilakkavu Baghavathy Temple) and Paramekkavu (Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Chembukkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Panamukkumpally Sastha Temple, Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple, Pookattikkara – Karamukku Baghavathy Temple) participating in the pooram. The photos below were shot on 17th April 2016.

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram

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