April 19, 2006

Festival of Gods

The famous Sastha Temple is situated it Arattupuzha, a beautiful quiet village located 15 km away from Thrissur Town. This small village celebrated its annual Pooram Festival during the second week of April. The antiquity of this temple dates back to 3000 years. This temple has been the host of the most ancient and well-known yearly "Devamela" (Pooram, a festival when all gods and goddesses assemble) at Arattupuzha.

Arattupuzha Pooram, the most renowned as festival of festivals is one of the most ancient festivals of Kerala. The grand assembly of Gods similar to 'Srivaikuntam', the holy dip in the presence of Lord Kashi Viswanathan and Godess Ganga Devi and the divine presence of all forms of Gods(Yaksha Kinnara Gandharva Pisacha Rakshoganangal etc) are the uniqueness of this festival

The festival commences 28 days before Devamela, when the flag post is being erected in celebrity at Cherpu Bhagavathy temple, and flag hoisting is also performed at Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha temple also. The arecanut tree is chosen as the flag post, The whole process from cutting the tree to hoisting the flag is done in the presence of devotees with great reverence. After this flag hoisting, a great festive mood spreads in all other temples which ultimately culminates at Arattupuzha pooram. It is believed that the Gods shower their blessings on the devotees with their presence of divinity. The rituals as well as ceremonies of the pooram are of great 'Tantric' and 'Vedic' importance. With the whole-hearted co-operation and participation of the community and devotees, the pooram has attained the new heights.

Will Upload some festival photos later....

6 Comments:

Blogger Welcome to Our World said...

Hi,
Was looking thru google for the Thiruvullakavu temple's website when I saw your blog. Couldnt find its website ... Anyway Nice blog...
Dee

2:39 AM  
Blogger nair said...

i don't think Thiruvullakavu temple has a website.

anyway thanks for visiting my blog

5:22 PM  
Blogger Praseeda said...

When i searched for thiruvullakavu temple I found ur blog. Nice one.
Actually do you know the said temple is famous for performing "vidyarambam" even though it is a sastha temple? I have heard that there is one such temple in trichur district, where anyone can do "vidyarambam" at any time. Is this the same temple?

4:19 PM  
Anonymous krishnakumar said...

sir,
I heard that the first arattu at the arattupuzha is famous for removing 'visham' and the 'ganga' and 'Kashi Viswanathan' are taking place in that arattu!What is the exact time of that arattu of Kadalassery Pisharikkal Bhagavathi?
Where is this Pisharikkal temple located?
Is the temple famous for 'sarpa vish nashanam'?

2:58 PM  
Anonymous K.B.Menon,Urakam said...

Pisharikkal bhagavathi temple is 2.5kms east from Urakam Junction towards Puthukkad in Thrissur Irinjalakkuda route.This place can be reached by going 4 kms westward from Puthukkad Junction in NH47,through Urakam Route.The exact time of the Arattu of the Pisharikkal bhagavathi at Arattupuzha is 2 am at night in the arattupuzha pooram day.It is the first arattu there.

1:22 PM  
Blogger devamela said...

Thriprayar thevar (Vishnu),Bhoomidevi (Cherpu bagavathi)and Lekshmidevi (Oorakathamma) along with Chathakudam sastha partisipate in Koottiezhunnollippu of Arattupuzha pooram.This is Vaikundadarsanam.,one of the most beautifull sight on earth.

10:53 AM  

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