Thrissur, also known as ‘Trichur’, is an intellectual and cultural hub of the state of Kerala. It covers the total geographical area of about 3032 Sq.km. Also, the River Bharathapuzha and Periyar, the 2 of the longest rivers of the state, drench this district from the northern and southern sides. This district has been invaded by the plentiful of rulers and dynasties including the Zamorins, Tipu Sultan, Dutch, and the British. The glimpse of the magnificent Hindu Vaishnava temples, Guruvayur temple and the first-ever mosque of India, Cheraman Juma Masjid, can be caught here. Also, the region, fast becoming the financial and commercial hub, is the breeding place to numerous Malayali entrepreneurs.
Theology and Culture
Remarked as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur, has maintained a healthy balance of cultural ethos and traditional legacy with the modern developments. The district has a long list of the vibrant festivals such as the ‘Pooram’, ‘Onam’, ‘Pulikkali’ and others, which are celebrated by the masses with full grandeur and enthusiasm. Also, the Malayalam literature, music, dance and sculpture create the essence of Thrissur, which is evident from the existence of the bounty of literary and cultural societies like the ‘Kerala Sahitya Academy’, ‘Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy’ and others, situated here. What’s more, the place hosts many art and culture seminars frequently to promote the native culture and art forms. Rice, fish, coconut, black pepper, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon form a crucial part of the lip-smacking cuisines served in Thrissur. Also, among the Christian cuisines of Thrissur, the ‘Achappam’ and ‘Kuzhalappam’ are the most famous.
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