|Official name||Kollam Pooram|
|Observances||Temple Festival, Kuda Matam, Ilanjithara melam, elephant show|
Kollam Pooram (Malayalam : കൊല്ലം പൂരം) is one of the most colourful festivals of Kerala, India which attracts large number of people from all parts of the State. The Kollam Pooram, organised in connection with the annual festival of the Asramam Sri Krishnaswamy Temple is held annually at the Asramam Maidanam in the month of April. The festival has now assumed the status of a national festival attracting tourists in large numbers.
For the `kudamattom', thirty tuskers are split into two groups of fifteen representing the Thamarakulam Sri Mahaganapathy Temple and the Puthiyakavu Bhagawathy Temple. The `kudamattom' is held to the beats of a traditional `melam'. The 'pooram' is followed by a spectacular show of fireworks
- The Hindu 2005 newspaper article
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