: Kochi, Kerala
Main Centre of Activity
: Legendary Victory of Raja of Kochi
The festival of Athachamayam is held on the Atham day of the
Malayalam month of Chingam (August/ September), at the historical town of
Tripunithura, near Kochi. It is a celebration of a legendary victory of the Raja of Kochi.
Pomp and color spot the pageantry, which is sated with caparisoned elephants, varieties of folk art forms, floats and musical ensemble. This spectacular procession marks the beginning of the Onam Festival.