thrikkakara onam festival – Ten day annual festival at thrikkakara vamanamurthy temple
Ten day festival start on atham day of chingam – thrikkakara onam festival
Thrikkakara is the holy land which has the mythologies close relating with the culture of kerala. onam is the cultural festival of kerala that usually celebrates in malayalam month chingam. this temple is considered as one among the 108 holy places in India. onam is the special event in kerala and it is famous for chingam festival. the main deity of thrikkakara temple is lord vamana is the incarnation of lord vishnu and one among the few temples such type in kerala dedicated to vamana murthy. thrikkakara is the cultural center of onam fetsival. onam festival is lasts for ten days and celebrated in a grand way.
Onam feast which locally known as onam sadya, there are thousand of people head to thrikkakara temple to enjoy the taste of onam feast. there are culutural performances takees place along with onam festival. athachamayam is the great event with onam festival, celebrations start from the atham day of malaylam month chingam sice thiruvonam. the pyramidical statue made using clay that placed at the center of athapookalam during onam to represent thrikkakara appan. thrikkakara onam festival is the most and the architecture of this temple has to say the history of more than thousands of years.
Thrikkakara vamanamurthy temple is located in ernakulam district. this place was known as thiru kal kara in old days which is then changed into thrikkakara. travancore devaswom board is the authority responsible for administration and maintainance. Thrikkakara onam festival started after the flag hoisting at the first day of that appears in atham day of malayalam month chingam and ends in thiruvonam. on the day of athachamayam there is a chance to enjoy the spectacular performances of folk art forms. ten day onam festival at thrikkakara is usually held in august or september.
thrikkakara onam festival main dates
2018 athachamayam date: 15 august, thursday
2018 thiruvonam date : 25 august, saturday