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Trissur

 The name trichur is derived from Tiru-siva-peroor, which means the city of Lord siva. The central feature of this town is a Siva temple, locally known as Sri Vadakkumnathan Temple. This spacious temple is built on a hill rock right at the centre of the town.
Guruvayur, one of India's major hindu pilgrimage centres lies 32 km from Thrissur. The Sree Krishna Temple, dedicated to lord Krishna, is renowned for it's healing powers. Several offerings are made from the simple 'archana' to the elaborate 'udayastamana' pooja or the 'thulabaram' where the devotee is weighed against offerings of banana, jaggery, sugar or coconuts. It is also the site for several weddings and 'annaprasanam' the first feeding ceremony of a child. As in most Kerala temples, non-hindus are not allowed entry. Near Guruvayur, 4km away, is Punnathur Kotta, the place where the temple elephants (over 40) are taken care of . Visitors are allowed. Cheruthuruthy, 29km north of Thrissur ,home to the renowned Kerala Kalamandalam. This institution offers training in music, drama, and other dance forms including Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Ottam Thullal. Thrissur PooramThe most spectacular festival here is 'Pooram' celebrated at the Vadakkumnathan temple every year during April/May.During Onam, there is also the annual 'Kandassamkadavu Boat Race'. Kerala's grandest temple paegentry, which includes colourful processions of caparisoned elephants and a midnight fireworks display can be witnessed from the crowded streets of Trichur. During Onam, there is also the annual 'Kandassamkadavu Boat Race'. The town Area is about 25 sqkm.
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BAREFACTS
District Thrissur
Area 3032
Population 2,975,440
Males 1,422,047
Females 1,553,393
Sex ratio : Females/1000 1092
Density of Population 981
Per Capita Income (in Rs) 21362
Literacy rate 92.56%; Male 95.47%; Female 89.94%
Coastal line in km. 54
Water bodied area in ha. 5,573
Forest area in ha. 103619
Assembly Constituencies 1. Olloor  
2. Guruvayoor 
3. Chalakkudi    
4. Cherppe
5. Nattika
6. Kunnamkulam
7. Iringalakkuda
8. Vadakkancheri
9. Manaloor  
10. Kodungalloor
11. Chelakkara  
12. Kodakara
13. Mala
14. Thrissur
Taluks
Head Quarters
No. of Villages
Thrissur Thrissur
38
Mukundapuram Iringalakkuda
37
Chavakkad Chavakkad
17
Kodungallor Kodungallor
12
Thalappilli Vadakkancheri
34
WEATHER
Monthly rainfall (m.m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall 0.0 15.8 2.2 65.8 98.2 589.5 333.6 565.7 131.9 203.2 41.3 25.6
Live stock Population (1996 Census)
Cattle
Buffaloes
Goats
Sheep
Pigs
253092
19618
160927
156
6058
 

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