As the name suggests, this form originated as a votive offering to Sree Krishna. It is performed in group and is presented across eight nights. The story is based on the Sanskrit text, Krishna Geetha. The charm of this art form is in the synchronised grace of movement of the group. The costume and makeup bear resemblance to Kathakali and arts like Thiyattam, Mudiyettu and Theyyam. Musical instruments used are maddalam, elathalam and chengila. Krishnanattam is most commonly performed at the Guruvayoor temple
This has been designed to provide a comprehensive information on the major fairs and festivals celebrated through the year. Every festival, though connected with temples and shrines, is more of a socio cultural event in which people of all creeds participate. Today, these festivals are perhaps the only occasions when the classical, folk and ritual arts come alive. It is also interesting to note that no celebration is complete without an elephant pageant.
The festivals are vibrant and packed with centuries of unbroken tradition. They are spectacular, enchanting and mesmerising, with display of fireworks and processions of gold bedecked elephants.
The dates of these festivals change every year according to the indigen. There is no better way of getting to know the people and their land than experiencing them. Some of these innumerable festivals, however, stand out.