12 JANUARY 2023
Thousands gathered to witness kudamattom as part of Thrissur Pooram at Thekkinkadu maidan
As the sea of spectators spread out between Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu for kudamattom, the southern gate of the Sree Vadakkumnathan temple was the cynosure of all eyes.
The 30-hour-long Thrissur Pooram ceremonies will end with the official farewell between Thiruvambady Bhagavathi and Paramekkavu Bhagavathi.
The ‘Pakalpooram’ for participating temples and the two factions will be held. Soon after Pakalpooram, the participating temples will proceed for ‘Upacharam Chollal’ and make the promise to meet next year. The date of next year’s pooram will be announced during the ceremony.