Thrishur Pooram 2020 May 3rd & 4th Timings

Pooram Starts At Morning 07:30 AM

Cherupurangalude Varavu (The coming of cheru poorams)

Seeing grand Trishur Pooram completely isn’t feasible and hence you’ll need to plan your day properly and pick the right ones as per your taste. The pooram starts with the coming of cheru/smaller poorams. First is from Kanimangalam Shasthavu followed by Panamukkumpally Sastha

Temple Morning Night
Kanimangalam Shasthavu  07:30 AM – 08:30 AM 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Panamukkumpally Sastha  07:45 AM – 08:45 AM 08:15 PM – 09:15 PM
Chembukavu  08:00 AM – 09:00 AM 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Karamukku 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM 09:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Laloor  09:00 AM – 10:00 AM 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Churakottukavu  09:30 AM – 11:00 AM 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Ayyanthol  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Neithalkavu 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM

Kanimangalam Melam @ 07:30 AM

Reach the Elanji Maram area where Kanimangalam Shasthavu will arrive with the Ushiran Panimelam lead by Cherusheri Kuttanmarau.

East Side Gopuram Panchavadhyam @ 07:45 AM

Before the Pandi Melam (chenda,kuzhal etc) at Elanji Maram (above), the grand Panjavadhyam will start at the East Side Gopuram lead by Thrikur Rajan.

Kuttan Marar’s Melam @ 08:30 AM

Ilanjithara Melam (The Pandi Melam of Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple is known as Ilanjithara Melam) specialist Peruvanam Kuttan Marar will start with Karamukku Bhagavathi accompanied by 9 elephants at the Paramelkavu Temple moving to Poora Prambu ie., near Vadakunnathan Temple.

Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Melam
Kuttan Marar Melam

Madathil Varavu @ 11:30 AM

Near Bhrahmaswom Madhathil’s banyan tree, along with some great Panchavadhyam the troop moves to the main temple.

Thrishur Pooram Madathil Varavu

Paramekavu Chenda @ 12:30 PM

By the time Madathil Varavu enters into the circle at the end, reach in front of Paramelkavu to hear the long Chendamelam by Peruvanam. This will move towards Elanji tree in Vadakunnathan temple.

Famous Ilanjithara Melam @ 02:00 PM

One of the most famous attraction of Pooram is the Ilanjithara Melam inside Vadakunnathan temple and for getting front seat, you’ll need to reach quite early as there will be rush. Peruvanam Kuttan Marar will be leading the melam having 250 members! The percussion is one of the best and is a great experience. The heart thumping beats with a grand combination of kuzhal goes on till 04:30 PM.

Thiruvambadi Melam @ 03:00 PM

With similar glory, the Thiruvambadi Melam takes place in parallel. If you are late and didn’t get a good viewing spot for the Ilanjithara Melam, head over to Thiruvambadi for the Panjavadhyam lead by Kizhakootu Junior Marar. The Ilanjithara Melam audience after its completion can enjoy the ending bits of this melam.


After the melam, on the east side of Vadakunnathan Temple, the Kudamatam (umbrella change) program starts which is yet another important function in Trishur Pooram. This can get very crowded and if you are a bit claustrophobic then it’s recommended that you watch it from a distance or right in front of it. Getting stuck in the middle can be very tiring. The Thiruvambadi and Paramelkavu side will be competing against each other with vibrant colorful umbrellas being displayed and changed while being on top of the elephants combined with chenda melam. Once this is over, it’s best to get some rest.

Panjavadhyam @ 10:30 PM

Reach in front of Paramelkavu Temple to witness one of the most grand Panjavadhyam of Pooram. This goes on till 02:30 AM next day.

Vedikettu (Fireworks) @ 03:00 AM next day

The fireworks is not for the faint heart and it’s very powerful. It’s recommended to not be very near to the area if you aren’t feeling strong. If you are feeling excited and thrilled, come out of the melam early and find a very good spot near to the fireworks ground. While asking for directions, always check with at least 2-3 people.

Pakal Pooram @ 08:00 AM next day

The whole Kuda Matam (umbrella change), elephant procession, chenda melam will be starting around 08:00 AM next day.


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