Thrissur: Thrissur Pooram will be flagged off tomorrow. The 36-hour long rituals and ceremonies at Pooram are very important. Even after 224 years of Pooram, which was started by Shaktan Thampuran, the King of Kochi, it has not gone astray. The hours-long celebrations of Thrissur Pooram begin with the opening of the door of the south tower of the Neethalakavu Bhagavathy. After Kanimangalam Sastha, other Ghatakapurams will be arriving at Sreemoolasthanam till 1.30 pm.
The Thiruvambadi section will leave at 7.30 am Another fascinating ceremony is the arrival at the Math accompanied by the Panchavadyam. Ilanjitharamelam is held at Ilanjimarachotti to the delight of the audience.
About 250 artists will participate in this fair under the leadership of Peruvanam Kuttanmarar. The Paramekkavu-Thiruvambadi sects come out through the Thekkogopuranada at Vadakkumnathan for the amulet after the Elanjitharamelam and the arrival at the Math.
The main ceremonies are the panchavadyam at night, the main fireworks display in the morning, the daytime fireworks the next day, the post-day fireworks display and the greetings.