Thrissur Pooram is an iconic celebration in Kerala. Like every year, Keralities celebrate the festival with pomp and glory. Thousands of people visited the Vadakkunnathan Temple on Sunday to witness the magnificence of it. From caparisoned elephants to massive decor all around, Thrissur Pooram is always a spectacular experience. Visited by people from different religions, this festival is a day of enjoyment and grandeur. Along with all this magnificence, there was something that caught everyone’s attention at the Thrissur Pooram. The show-stealer of the festival was none other than Lionel Messi.
Cutouts Of Lionel Messi Was A Major Attraction Of Thrissur Pooram
A Twitter user named SHABEER who goes by the username @e_shabeer, shared a video of this gala festival and the celebrations are looking extraordinary. The most eye-catching moment of the celebration on Sunday was the humongous cutout of the footballer with the FIFA World Cup trophy.
Kerala Loves You Messi 😍
— SH🆎EER 🕷 (@e_shabeer) April 30, 2023
As recorded in the video, hundreds and thousands of fans gathered in front of the huge parasol of these cutouts of Lionel Messi and shouted their heart out. While celebrating Kudamattam in the evening, Thiruvambady began presenting the mindblowing and well-lit parasol of Messi’s cutouts, according to a report by Sportstar.
2022 turned out to be the best year for Messi fans as the GOAT led the Argentine football team to clinch the much-awaited World Cup. The cutout represented here in Thrissur Pooram is from that iconic night itself. Football fans present at the Thrissur Pooram last evening surely enjoyed a fascinating experience!
Leo Messi’s cutout has been featured on top of 14 elephants in the Kudamattam (exchange of umbrellas) ceremony! Around 1.2 Million people gathered at Thrissur for this festival. 😮… pic.twitter.com/OtZwYkJWJJ
— altoshi.eth (@Altoshi_) April 30, 2023
Thrissur Pooram Is A Historical Festival Of Kerala!
Home to ancient and historical temples, the land of Poorams celebrates this festival every year with so many exciting events and tons of experiences to enjoy. Some of the most amazing element of the Thrissur Pooram is the most popular decked-up elephants standing in a line with great performances. The massive fireworks at night are also something that people wait to witness. Experiencing the festivities is surely a must in Kerala.
Have you ever had the opportunity to experience the extravagance of Kerala’s Thrissur Pooram? If yes, do let us know your experiences!
Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Lionel Messi, Wikimedia Commons