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Arattupuzha Pooram in 2009
Arattupuzha Pooram in 2009
Arattupuzha is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°25′58″N 76°13′34″E / 10.4327900°N 76.2262200°E / 10.4327900; 76.2262200Coordinates: 10°25′58″N 76°13′34″E / 10.4327900°N 76.2262200°E / 10.4327900; 76.2262200
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Puthukkad
Lok Sabha constituency Thrissur

Arattupuzha is a village located near Puthukkad in Thrissur district of Kerala in southern India, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of the town of Thrissur.[1] Located on the banks of the Karuvannur river, it is home to the annual Arattupuzha Pooram that stages the grand spectacle of scores of caparisoned elephants lined up in a row to the accompaniment of ethnic percussion concerts.[2] Firework displays are put on.[1] The Arattupuzha Temple (also known as the Sree Sastha Temple) is situated at Arattupuzha. The antiquity of this temple dates back to 3000 years.


  1. ^ a b Sajnani, Manohar (2001). Encyclopaedia of Tourism Resources in India. Gyan Publishing House. p. 196. ISBN 978-81-7835-018-9. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Sarina Singh (2005). India. Lonely Planet. p. 923. ISBN 1-74059-694-3.