Shri Poornathrayeesa Temple Utsav
Shri Poornathrayeesa Temple Utsav, tripunithura, 10 km from Erankulam, anually celeberates five festivals of which the most important is the weeklong Utsav in November. On the first three days, 15 caparisoned elephants and a percussion and wind orchestra put on an impressive display. There are also performance of the clasical dance-drama, Kathakali, the clasical Ottanthullal, Chakyarkoothu and folk entertainment.
Interestingly, for the second half of this festival, celeberations extend into the night, adding a dramatic dimension to the activities. in the old days of kingship, this temple was the official place of worship of the princely family of Cochin.