Thrissur pooram 2014, Schedule, Thiruvambady Devaswam, Thrissur, Kerala, India
11 am - 12 Midnight: Exhibition of Elephant Accoutrements at Kausthubham Auditorium.
7.30 am : ‘Purappadu’: Procession carrying the deity from Thiruvambady temple emerges from the temple - 3 elephants and Drum orchestra - move south ward thro’ Shornur Road, reaches Naickanal, turning right moves thro’Round West, Pazhaya Nadakkavu Road. Thekke Madhom Road.
10.15 am : Procession ends at Naduvil Madhom
11.30 am : ‘Madathil Varavu’ starts from west end of Pazhayanadakkavu Road - 3 elephants and Panchavadyam.
1.15pm : Enters Swaraj Round The number of elephants increased to 7 moves thro Swaraj Round to reach Naickanal at about 2.45 p.m. When the procession reaches Naduvilal (by 1.30 pm) Amits of colour paper, colour powders, parachutes etc go up from F.W area.
3.00 p.m : Panchavadyam ends at Naickanal. Pandimelom (drum concert) begins. Procession enters the maidan. Number of elephants is increased to 15
4.40 p.m : Pandimelom culminates. The artistes and elephants enter the Vadakkunnathan Temple thro’ West Gopuram: Central elephant circumambulates Lord Vadakkunnathan, others proceed to South Gopuram.
4.40 p.m : The elephants emerge out thro’ the South Gopuram and spreads in 15-strong array facing the Paramekkavu pageant already positioned in the Round South.
5.20 p.m : Divine Durbar - Face to Face - ‘Kudamattom’ (Changing of Parasoles atop the elephants,minute after minute, hue after hue in quick succession).
6.45 p.m : After Kudamattom the Paramekkavu Devi proceeds to her abode.
6.45 p.m : Thiruvambady elephants move southward reaches the Round. 7 elephants move thro’ the M.O. Road, reaches the Raja’s statue. returns, to form the 15 strong array in the Round and then disperse. The idol on single elephant is taken to Madhom.
7.45 p.m : The idol reaches Madhom
7.45 p.m - 8.45pm : ‘Amits’ at F.W. display area.
11.30 p.m - 2.30 a.m : “Madathil Varavu’ with Panchavadyam : Route - Pazhaya Nadakkavu, Round West. Culminates at Naickanal
2.30 a.m : Venue: Naickanal Pandal. Idol transfered on to a specially trained elephant. All other elephants taken to their yard and tied.
3 a.m. - 6 a.m : Main Fire works
8.30 a.m : 15 elephants and pandimelom proceed southward from Naickanal to Sreemoolasthanam.