Category:Thrissur

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Thrissur (Malayalam: തൃശൂര് )previously known as Trichur, is a City in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65 acre hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur is the fourth most populous City in Kerala.

The City is also known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings towards history. It houses the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Kerala Lalita Kala Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Academy. The City hosts the Thrissur Pooram festival, the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. The festival is held at the Thekkinkadu Maidan in April or May. The City has a large number of well-known temples including the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Vadakkumnathan temple and Paramekkavu temple, as well as two famous churches, the Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours.

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