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Culture of Kerala flourishes in all its vigor in the city of Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum as it was earlier known as. Arattu is one of the most awaited festivals in Kerala which is celebrated in its distinct ways in various regions of Kerala. Arattu in Thiruvananthapuram is celebrated with great pomp at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Arattu Ambalapuzha Festival is a similar annual event for example, which is celebrated in Ambalpuzha. Holding great significance in the lives of the people, this festival is a major attraction for those on a Kerala Tour.

About Arattu in Thiruvananthapuram

Arattu in ThiruvananthapuramArattu meaning, the Holy bath, is an integral part of the festival of Arattu in Thiruvananthapuram. It is during the closing ceremony of the 10 days festival at the renowned Lord Padmanabha temple that this occasion takes place. During this festival a procession takes place, which is locally called pallivetta, encircling the temple, which constitutes the major part of this festival.

On the day of the Arattu the ex-king, who is the head of the royal family of what used to be Travancore, leads the procession out of the temple with great pomp and fare. Accompanying the king, with a sword in his hand, are the infantry, armed guard, mounted police and a caparisoned elephant with six more behind among others who leads the procession to the Sanghumugham Beach. This is a great spectacle of this event, which is one of the most widely celebrated Kerala Festivals.

A salute of 21 guns is made as the procession begins from the temple. The ceremonial bath at the beach, the penultimate moment of the festival, is another attraction of the event. This festival occurs twice a year. Once during the Malayalam Thulam month, which falls around October-November and again in Meenam, which falls around the months of March and April.

The elaborate arrangement of the Arattu in Thiruvananthapuram is what hundreds of visitors come here to see. Indeed a major event in the state of Kerala and should be included in your India Tour.
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