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Athachamayam ; Four the People | by Ranjith Shenoy
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Athachamayam ; Four the People

Thripunithura Athachamayam is the colourful beginning for the Onam festival of Kerala. Athachamayam is held on Atham asterism of the Malayalam month Chingam (August/September), which is the first day of Onam. Thripunithura is the small town near to Ernakulam in Kerala.


Athachamayam celebrations is closely linked with Cochin royal family. In the olden days, Maharaja of Cochin, used the custom of travelling to the Thripunithura fort with all his entourage. His people can greet him and see him closely at this occassion. People from all walks of life will come to see this royal Parade.

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Uploaded on August 15, 2010