Festivals & Fairs of Kerala
Kerala land of unique geographical features known as a paradise on earth with unmatching destinations of world class blessed with moderate Climate, long seashore with serene beaches, peaceful stretches of emerald green backwaters, flourishing hill stations and exotic wildlife, charming waterfalls, rambling plantation, Ayurvedic spa centres and delightful Festivals , Fairs, Arts renders a unique and unforgettable holiday experience for the tourist The unending festivals ranging from the excitement season of onam, the legendary boat races and the weeklong extravaganza of pooram all makes Kerala land of grandeur traditions .
Onam the State festival of Kerala is celebrated in the month of September ..The festival is an occasion to remember benevolent king Mahabali who ruled Kerala in very ancient times it is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Boat race leopard Game, Flower decorations known as pookalam» Classical and folk dance performances, Elephant processions
Thrissur Pooram is the Festival of light , colour , Elephant held at Thekinkadu Maidan of the vadakumnathan temple is the biggest temple festival of Kerala. The festival is characterized by Chendamelain( Display of Drums paly) Panchavadyam (five typical instruments played)» Spectacular fireworks display» Panchavadyam (five typical instruments played)
Christmas celebrated by all religious communities with joy in Kerala. in the month of December. Highlights are One can spot is Stars decorate houses Christmas trees, decoration and festive music ring through the state. There will be Midnight mass and special rites at all Christian churches. Excellent display of Fireworks and colorful illuminations.
Deepavali celebrated in the month of October means the festival of lightsThe myth behind the festival is that celebration of sree krishna's victory over the demon narakasura; is the day sree rama returned from exile. All Houses are lit with rows of earthern lamp Deepali Season is a season where the hotels of Kerala runs full.
This festival is celebrated at famous Aluva in the month of February on the sand beds of river periyaar.The celebration is the birth day of Siva, a Hindu God. The main function is a Karma to the departed souls by someone from the family.
This festival is celebrated at Guruvayur temple.Thrissur district in November/December. The attractions include elephant processions and Chembai Music Festivals.
This festival is celebrated Ernakulam district of Kerala on New year Eve ..The houses are decorated . Competitions and celebrations mark the event .Competitions include floor drawings, tug-of-war, bicycle races, swimming in the sea and beach foot-ball.
Kalapoottu (Cattle Race)
The festival is held at Palakad district of Kerala annually during January/December.The festival is Conducted by Cattle Race Club of India. About 120 pairs of cattle take part.
This festival is celebrated at Thriprayar in Thrissur district during December/January. Elephant processions and fireworks are the main attraction.
This festival is celebrated at Thripunithura Poornathrayesa temple in Ernakulam district.. There will be cultural programmes. The first day a colourful procession magnifies the festival.
Vallankali or Traditional Boat race is water based religious festival conducted at Sree Parthasarathy Temple connection with onam festival. The sight of snake type boats used for this colorful water fiesta move in pairs to the rhythm of full-throated singing and shouting is a wonderful eye feast.
Indira Gandhi Boat Race
The Indira Gandhi Boat race is conducted at backwaters of Kochi in the month of December annually by the Department of Tourism of thekerala state ..] The trophy of the race is named after Indira Gandhi the former Prime Minister of India
Makaravilakku is the festival at sree dharamasastha temple, sabarimala. Devotees subject to penance and severe austerities for 2 months before climbing the hills to the temple. Thousands of pilgrims gather here to witness the event.
It’s a convention of Christians at Marthoma Conventional centre at Pathanamthitta district annually during the month of February on the vast sand-bed of the Pampa River. It is characterized by
Bible reading , Songs ans Worship.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Nehru Trophy Boat Race eventful and largest Boat race held in the month of August annually is characterized by Magnificent snakeboats Ceremonial water procession Spectacular water floats Decorated boats Vanchipattu. compete The Trophy was instituted by jawaharlal nehru, the first prime minister of india.
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