Arattupuzha

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Arattupuzha Pooram
Arattupuzha
ആറാട്ടുപുഴ
Town
Arattupuzha Pooram
Arattupuzha Pooram
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
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Puthukkad
Lok Sabha constituency Thrissur
Website www.arattupuzhatemple.com

Arattupuzha is a village located near Puthukkad in the Thrissur district of Kerala in Southern India, approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) South of the town of Thrissur.

Located on the banks of the Karuvannur river, Arattupuzha is home to the annual Arattupuzha Pooram that stages the grand spectacle of numerous caparisoned elephants lined up in a row to the accompaniment of ethnic percussion concerts.[1] Firework displays are also part of the celebration. The Arattupuzha Temple (also known as the Sree Sastha Temple) is located in Arattupuzha. The temple dates back 3000 years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarina Singh (2005). India. Lonely Planet. p. 923. ISBN 1-74059-694-3.
  2. ^ "arattupuzhasreesasthatemple.com".