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Coordinates: 10°25′58″N76°13′34″E / 10.4327900°N 76.2262200°E / 10.4327900; 76.2262200 Coordinates: 10°25′58″N76°13′34″E / 10.4327900°N 76.2262200°E / 10.4327900; 76.2262200
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest cityPuthukkad
Lok Sabha constituencyThrissur
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Arattupuzha Pooram

Arattupuzha is a village located near Puthukkad in the Thrissur district of Kerala in Southern India, approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) South of the town of Thrissur.

Located on the banks of the Karuvannur river, Arattupuzha is home to the annual Arattupuzha Pooram that stages the grand spectacle of numerous caparisoned elephants lined up in a row to the accompaniment of ethnic percussion concerts. [1] Firework displays are also part of the celebration. The Arattupuzha Sastha Temple is located in Arattupuzha. The temple dates back 3000 years. [2]

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