panmana.jpgThiruvananthapuram: The famous Pooram festival of Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple at Panmana, popularly known as the ‘Pazhani of Kerala’ was celebrated with pomp and religious gaiety.

 The best part of the festival is the impressive congregation of caparisoned elephants and the change of parasols, well complemented by stunning ensemble of an array of local musical instruments. Played by over 250 artists, this musical feat known in local parlance as Panchavadyam and Panchari melam, akin to the fabled Thrissur Pooram.

Panmana Pooram is a red letter day in the festive calendar of South Kerala. On the concluding day of the festival there will be a breathtaking elephant pageantry in which over twenty four caparisoned elephants would participate.

Getting there:
By Road: The nearest bus station of Karunagappally is at a distance of about 7 km.
Nearest Railway station: Karunagappally
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, (90 km)

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