Ernakulam Sivakumar. Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
Thrissur: Popular elephant Ernakulam Sivakumar will reach Thrissur to take part in the rituals related to Thrissur Pooram. This year, Pooram falls on May 10. Like last year, Sivakumar will carry the idol of Neythalakavu Bhagavathy and open the Thekke Gopura Nada of Vadakumnathan temple to mark the beginning of Thrissur Pooram. This ritual is called ‘Poora vilambaram’.
Neythalakavu temple committee members announced the decision during the meeting of the temples called ‘Khadakashethrangal’.
As per reports, Ernakulam Sivakumar will represent Paramekkavu temple in the ‘Upacharam Cholli Piriyal’, the ritual to mark the culmination of the Pooram.
Ernakulam Sivakumar created headlines as an elephant that is paraded for the first and last ritual of the Pooram. Such a practice is very rare in Pooram.
The tusker was taken for the ‘Poora vilambaram’ for the first time in 2021. Sivakumar was paraded for the ritual as a successor of the celebrity tusker Thechikottukavu Ramachandran.
‘Poora Vilambaram’ will be held on May 9.
Pooram exhibition begins
The pooram exhibition opened for the public here. This time 170 stalls and 50 pavilions are established.
70 per cent of the works of the exhibition stalls is completed. The exhibition will conclude on May 23.
The exhibition was not organised in the last two years due to the COVID crisis.