Ekadasi day Srirama's image is taken round in procession with nearly
21 elephants participating. Its pageantry breaking through several
ritualistic offerings is worth-seeing and a quite a gala affair.
Next comes the seven day pooram festival in importance, and is
celebrated in Meena masam - beginning on the Makaram asterism and
ending on the Pooram asterism.
is a part of the famous Arattupuza Pooram festival in which as many
as one hundred elephants used to participate in the past. It used to
be a grand gala affair in the bygone past, but the changed trends
changed its pomp and show. Yet rituals are being observed on a
modest scale now. During the seven days, every day the procession
starting from temple goes to arattu tank for ceremonial bath. It is
a grand opportunity to the devotees to offer prayers there. During
the days of Zamorins, it enjoyed spectacular glory and commanded
unprecedented honour among the temples dedicated to Srirama.