Kollam Pooram

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Kollam Pooram
Official name Kollam Pooram
Type Temple Festival
Observances Temple Festival, Kuda Matam, Ilanjithara melam, elephant show

Kollam Pooram (Malayalam : കൊല്ലം പൂരം) is a festival held each April in Kollam City in the Indian state of Kerala. The festival attracts large number of people from all parts of the state and is organised in connection with the annual festival of the Asramam Sri Krishnaswamy Temple at Kollam's Asramam Maidan.[1] The festival has now assumed the status of a national festival attracting tourists in large numbers.

For the kudamattom, thirty elephants 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 firework display.[2]

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  1. ^ "Kollam Pooram today". The Hindu. 15 April 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kollam Pooram draws huge crowds". The Hindu. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 

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