On the day of 21 January in the year 2019, a grand celebration happens on the lands of Kerala region with immense gaiety. This splendour festival- Thaipooya Mahotsavam includes- Kavadiyattom performances, lord's chariots on the wheels, known as- the 'kavadi' and fireworks are the lively attraction. Majorly, the commemoration takes place in the whereabouts of Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple at Koorkenchery in the district- Thrissur. The temple is situated at about 2 kilometres, which seems to be very near to Thrissur. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at a total distance of about 58 kilometres from Thrissur place. A big event takes place in the streets of Thrissur and devotees carry large processions with the idols of Lord Subrahmanya who is a famed as son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Hindu mythology. Admirers dance and celebrate this splendour while beating drums with sticks to please Lord in the temple complex.
The glances of the
festivity are way mesmerizing and entice the followers of Shiva and Subhramanya
across the globe. The chief rituals start in the morning time with much gusto
and people throng a crowd in a circle to pay homage to the great divinity by
performing dances, songs and customary traditions. The temple showcases wide
varieties of different traditional customs. The temple is so big and has a
magnificent architecture with sculptures and carvings all around. Being one of
the greatest Kavadis festivals in Kerala state, the temple throws a large,
densely packed crowd of people every year in the month of January/ February and
witnesses the beauty of the occasion.