The Gajasangamam at Thirunakkara Temple is a major festival that is held every year in August. Gajasangamam means the confluence of elephants. The elephants that participate in the festival are lined up around the temple premises and then they are taken around the temple grounds. People from all over come to attend the festival. Gajasangamam is a joyous and festive occasion that further enhances the fame of Thirunakkara Temple.
There are several reasons why Gajasangamam is a major festival. Firstly, it is a cultural festival. It represents the tradition and culture of Kerala. Secondly, it is a religious festival. It celebrates the Hindu god Ganesha. Thirdly, it is a social festival. It provides an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate.
Gajasangamam is a joyous and festive occasion. It further enhances the fame of Thirunakkara Temple. People from all over come to attend the festival. Gajasangamam is a cultural, religious and social festival that represents the tradition and culture of Kerala.
Here are some of the highlights of Gajasangamam:
- The procession of elephants: The highlight of the festival is the procession of elephants. The elephants are decorated in their finest attire and they are led around the temple grounds. The procession is a sight to behold and it is a truly memorable experience.
- The prayers: The festival is also a time for prayers. People pray to Ganesha for his blessings. The prayers are said in a solemn and reverent manner.
- The feasting: The festival is also a time for feasting. People enjoy delicious food and drinks. The feasting is a time for bonding and for celebrating with family and friends.
Gajasangamam is a unique and special festival that is celebrated in Thirunakkara Temple. It is a festival that brings together people from all over and it is a festival that is full of joy, festivity, and religious fervour.