Aanayoottu is the festival held in Vadakkumnatha Temple located in Thrissur, Kerala.The Aanayoottu (feeding of elephants)'s a festival falls on the first day of the month of Karkkidakam (timed against the Malayalam calendar), which coincides with the month of July. It involves a number of unadorned elephants being positioned amid a multitude of people for being worshipped and fed. A large number of people throng the temple to feed the elephants. Every year of Aanayoottu, gaja pooja,'s conducted. It's believed that offering poojas and delicious feed to the elephants's a way to satisfy Lord GaneshaIt is an interesting event. Aanayoottu literally means feeding the elephants with specially prepared food, which is valued for its high medicinal value. This medicinal concoction is regarded vital for enhancing the well being of the elephants. Ashta Dravya Maha Ganapathy Havana, a religious ceremony is conducted before Aanayoottu.It is believed that offering poojas and delicious feed to the elephants is a way to satisfy Lord Ganesha the god pf wealth and wish fulfillment.In fact the elephants are hailed as sacred animals, which justify the almost mandatory presence of elephants in the South Indian temples. It is a splendid treat to the eyes as nearly 50 unadorned elephants are positioned amid a multitude of people for being worshipped and being fed with a delicious feast.

Location info:

Address: Thrissur, Kerala, India
FairsandFestivals: Thrissur FairsandFestivals
Nearest City: kochi, sholayar, kaladi, Irinjalakuda , Kunnamkulam and Kodungallur.
Best time to visit: Month of July.



Interesting things to do:

you can take the photos of Beautiful locations around the temple and also the monuments, Pooja.

Interesting things to Visit:

Parthasarthy Temple Adoor:

Seek the divine at Parthasarthy temple in Adoor Kerala, India and find yourself in the middle of a temple building brimming with enchanting architectural friezes and sculptural treasures.The Parthasarthy Temple in Adoor, Kerala India comes to life during the annual Gajamela, a traditional elephant festival that draws crowds from the near by areas. See caparisoned elephants march in rhythm with the cultural fiesta held at the Parthasarthy Temple every year. Kovalam holidays.

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple:

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple is one of the largest Krishna temples in Kerala. Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple is located in Thrissur in Kerala, South India and is considered to be over a 1000 years old.

Thumpurmuzhi gardens:

Thumpurmuzhi gardens are located amidst the two water theme parks. The water from the river is redirected to deep tanks at Thumpurmuzhi, creating a waterfall like impact. The gardens are well maintained and have scenic surroundings.

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Tips & Suggestions:

While watching the Aanayoottu festival keep some far distance from the elephants, Otherwise they will harm you.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Ayyanthole Police Station
Thrissur, Thrissur, Kerala
Tel: 0487 2363608

Police Station
SH 22, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala

Chalakudi Police Station
Chalakudi, Thrissur, Kerala

Nearest Hospital:

Irinjalakuda,, Thrissur
Kerala 680121- 0480 2833859
Category: ayurveda hospitals.

Punarnava Ayurveda Hospital.
Thrissut, kerala.

Irinjalakuda Co-operative Hospital
Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala.

Modern Hospital Kodungallur
P.O. Box No:22, Kodungallur Post
Thrissur, Kerala 680664
Tel :0480 2802022.

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