Kerala Photos : Festivals : Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple Vrischikotsavam
The Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple is a Hindu temple located in Tripunithura, a suburb of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped as Poornathrayeesa, a form of Lord Vishnu that represents the three Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

The Vrischikolsavam is the main festival celebrated at the Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple, and it is held during the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November-December). The festival lasts for eight days and is marked by various rituals and events, including daily processions of the temple's deity and the famous elephant procession.

The highlight of the Vrischikolsavam festival is the Ezhunallathu, a grand procession of beautifully decorated elephants that carries the temple's deity through the streets of Tripunithura. The procession is accompanied by the sound of traditional musical instruments, including the nadaswaram, thakil, and chenda.

During the festival, the temple is also adorned with colorful decorations and illuminated with thousands of lights, creating a festive and joyful atmosphere. Devotees from all over Kerala and beyond come to witness the Vrischikolsavam festival and offer their prayers to Lord Poornathrayeesa.

Vrischikolsavam festival at the Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple is a magnificent celebration of the rich cultural and religious heritage of Kerala. The festival's grand processions, colorful decorations, and traditional music make it a truly unique and unforgettable experience for visitors.

Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple Vrischikolsavam Photo gallery.

Vrischikolsavam is conducted every year in the month of Vrishchikam (November–December). It marks the beginning of Ulsava (festival) season in Kerala. The festival season ends with Thrissur Pooram.

Vrischikolsavam is an eight day long festival which is a visual treat with caparisoned elephants, Panchari Melam performance, Kathakali performances, music recitals, dance recitals etc.

Many people belonging to Thripunithura return home during this festival time to be part of the festivities. It is always a great experience being part of Vrischikotsavam with all the temple rituals, elephants, colourful shops selling fancy things, food, household things and lighting.

Events during Vrischikolsavam runs 24 x 7 with traditional folk art forms such as Ottanthullal, Kathakali, Thayambaka, Chenda melam, Kacheri, maddalappattu, kombupattu, kuzhalppattu.
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