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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

FESTIVALS OF KERALA

FESTIVALS OF KERALA

Kerala, is one of the Sothern states in India. It contains only nearly 1% of total area of India. It has around 600 kms of costel line. Kerala is isolated by the Western Gats. Geologically, this portion id developed by the collision of Madagascar tectonic plate and Indian plate. Thus, made Kerala and Western Ghats.

 

        There are many stories flying around about the kerala’s birth. The most famous one is ‘Parasu-Raman’ Sixth Avatar of Lord Vishnu, Created the kerala from sea by throwing his axe. The part of the land emerged form sea from where he stood, and the axe fell.

 

      This land is famous for its great natural beauty. Kerala contains high range places to costal area, back waters and rivers. Its beautiful coconut tree filled beaches are very famous around the world (Varkala beach, Kovalam beach and FortCochin beach).

 

          The peoples here are speaking Malayalam Language and having mixed religion, yet this place is so famous for friendship between various religious people.

 

           There are many festivals are celebrated by Kerala peoples, most of this is based on Malayalam calendar. The dates according with Georgian calendar will change year by year.


FESTIVALS OF KERALA LIST


Boat Races

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Champakkulam Boat Race

Champakkulam
Alappuzha District

July-04

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Punnamada Lake,
Alappuzha District

Aug-31

Uthradam Thirunal Pamba Boat Race

River Pamba
Alappuzha District

Aug-30

Payippad Boat Race

Payippad backwaters
Alappuzha District

Sep-02

Aranmula Boat Race

River Pamba
Pathanamthitta District

Sep-04


Feasts

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Athirampuzha Perunnal

St. Mary's Forane Church
Kottayam District

-Jan-09

Arthunkal Perunnal

St. Andrew's Forane Church
Alappuzha District

-Jan-20

Malayattoor Perunnal

Malayattoor Church
Ernakulam District

-Apr-19

Edathua Perunnal

St. George's Church
Alappuzha District

-Apr-27

Palayur Church Festival

St. Thomas Church
Thrissur District

-May-06

Puthupally Perunnal

St. George Orthodox Church
Kottayam District

-May-06

Feast at Elanji Forane Church

Elanji Forane Church
Ernakulam District

-Jun-28

Manarcad Perunnal or Ettunoyambu

St. Mary's Church
Kottayam District

-Sep-01

Feast of Holy Cross Shrine

Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam
Thrissur District

-Sep-05

Feast of Vallarpadathamma

Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom
Ernakulam District

-Oct-11

Koratty Muthy Feast

St. Mary’s Forane Church
Thrissur District

-Nov-20 to Nov 22


Poorams are annual temple festivals in Kerala. This is mostly held in Old valluvanad (Present Malapuram, Palakkad and Trissur regions). 


Poorams In Kerala
Poorams In Kerala

During the time of Pooram all streets associated with that temple will get live and religiously waits for the Pooram. All roads and streets will be decorated with different coloured ligts ,whole regions comes in a mood of carnivals . 


There are many Poorams held in Kerala each of them has unique way of celebrating it. Some of the famous Poorams in Kerala is given Below.


Pooram

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Pariyanampetta Pooram

Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple
Palakkad District

-Feb-20

Uthralikkavu Pooram

Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple
Thrissur District

-Feb-25

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple
Palakkad District

-Mar-08

Peruvanam Pooram

Peruvanam Temple
Thrissur District

-Apr-02

Arattupuzha Pooram

Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple
Thrissur District

-Apr-05

Thrissur Pooram

Thekkinkadu Maidanam
Thrissur District

-May-02


Patayani

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Kadammanitta Patayani

Kadammanitta Devi Temple
Pathanamthitta District

-Apr-14

Neelamperoor Padayani

Palli Bhagavathi Temple
Alappuzha District

-Sep-17


Theyyam

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Kuttikkol Thampuratti Theyyam

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy Temple
Kasaragod District

-Feb-23 to feb -26


Music and Dance Festival

Places held in Kerala

Date in 2020

Swathi Sangeetholsavam

Kuthiramalika Palace
Thiruvananthapuram District

-Jan-04 to Jan -14

Nishagandhi Dance Festival

Nishagandhi Auditorium
Thiruvananthapuram District

-Jan-20 to Jan -26

Sree Neelakantasivan Aaradhana Music Festival

Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram District

-July-24 toAug -08

Navarathri Sangeetholsavam

Navarathri Mandapam
Thiruvananthapuram District

-Sep-17 to Oct -26

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