Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala is synonymous with the globally famous
Pooram temple Festival. It's referred to as the Cultural Capital of Kerala as a
result of rich its cultural, religious heritage and lenience from the very ancient
times. The name Thrissur comes from 'Thiru-Shiva-Perur' (Malayalam / Tamil), that
interprets to "The town with the name of the Lord Siva". Thrissur is also known
as the land of Poorams or temple festivals and Thrissur Pooram being the most spectacular
and foremost vibrant among the others in Kerala.
The district is known for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. It homes the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Academy. The festival happens at the Thekkinkadu Maidan in April or May. Thrissur is encircled with some of the well known temples like Vadakkumnathan temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple and Paramekkavu temple, and also has famous churches, the Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica. The country's first mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid, opened in AD 629 in Thrissur. It has traditionally been the centre of Hindu scholarship. One of the foremost important temples of Hindu Shaivism is the Vadakunnathan temple in Thrissur. The district is additionally home of one of the foremost holiest Hindu Hindu temples, the Guruvayur temple. The work of scholar's ancient inscriptions claims Thomas the Apostle to have set foot in Muziris close to Thrissur 2000 years ago. .
TOURIST SPOTS IN THRISSUR
Athirapilly Waterfalls :-Taking your breath away for its picturesque view Athirapilly is aptly nicked named as the Indian Niagra Falls. It's situated in Athirapilly Panchayat part of Chalakudy municipality of Thrissur district.Read More
Kerala Kalamandalam :-The Deemed University of Art and Culture Kalamandalam, is a major learning institution in India for performing arts. It's placed in the village of Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur District on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River.Read More
Cheraman Palli :-Cheraman Juma masjid in Kodungallur Taluk of Thrissur district in Kerala is believed to be the oldest Muslim mosque in India. It was built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar.Read More
Koodalmanikyam Temple :-Koodalmanikyam Sree Bharatha Temple is 25 kms from
Thrissur town in Irinjalakuda. Its particularly famous for its single Prathista.