2022 Thaipooya Mahotsavam Date: Tuesday, 18 January
Thaipooya Mahotsavam is a famous Hindu festival of Kerala state, South India. This splendor festival is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The grand celebration happens on the lands of the Kerala region with immense gaiety. Thaipooya Mahotsavam includes Kavadiyattom performances, lord's chariots on the wheels, known as the 'kavadi', and fireworks are lively attractions. Majorly, the commemoration takes place in the whereabouts of Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple at Koorkenchery in the district- Thrissur. The temple is situated about 2 kilometers, which seems to be very near to Thrissur. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at a total distance of about 58 kilometers 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 famed as the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Hindu mythology. Admirers dance and celebrate this splendor 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 a wide variety of different traditional customs. The temple is so big and has 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.