Thekkinkadu Maidan : All about present Past and future

 Thekkinkadu Maidanam is arranged in Thrissur city of Kerala state in India. This hillock which situates the Vadakkumnathan Temple, is an open ground in the focal point of the Thrissur city which is under the care of the Cochin Devaswom Board. It has the fantastic social celebration Thrissur Pooram, which is viewed as the Mother of all Poorams in Kerala.

History of Thekkinkadu Maidan

Thekkinkadu Maidan

Thekkinkadu Maidan was a thick backwoods in former times. A wide range of wild creatures used to meander in the backwoods where needed lawbreakers of Thrissur were executed. The fighters used to push the lawbreakers in to thick backwoods from one of the Vadakkumnatha Temple entryways. Afterward, Maharaja of Cochin, Rama Varma Sakthan Thampuran got the Thekkinkadu Maidan notwithstanding the opposition free from Brahmin ministers and other customary segment of individuals. Till 1970, there were no teaks in the Maidan. During the 1970s Cochin Devaswom Board established a few teaks trees. Till 1928, the Thekkinkadu Maidan was with the Sanitary Board. In 1928 it was given over to Thrissur Municipality when it was framed. In 1934, Diwan Paruvakad Narayanan Nair gave the Maidan to Cochin Devaswom Board. The main condition for the exchange was that any association can sort out gathering or celebration easily.

Structure of Thekkinkadu Maidan

Structure of Thekkinkadu Maidan

The Thekkinkadu Maidan is 65- acre(,000 m2) in area and is encircled by Swaraj Round, Thrissur to all sides. It houses Vadakkunnathan Temple, Nehru Park, Thrissur, Kerala Water Authority office and water storehouse tanks and seven wells. The total of the megacity branches from Thekkinkadu Maidan through nine roads, including utmost of the important roads like theM.G road and theM.O road. These roads further form junctions to make the spread of the megacity a indirect bone .

Recent News about Thekkinkadu Maidan

Trees of Thekkinkadu Maidan, the iconic staging arena of the literal Thrissur Pooram around the Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, are in bloom.

These trees will flower without fail during the pooram time, furnishing a graphic background to the mega jubilee. The megacity will be in the grip of festival spirit as these trees flower, heralding the appearance of Pooram.

Like the colorful tinges of various parasols that will be changed atop the caparisoned mammoths for Kudamattam, flowers in these trees are in different colours ranging from unheroic, violet and red.

These trees have a different look and beauty if seen from a high- rise structure. They form various screens over the megacity. Still, numerous flowers withered in the early rain this time.

The trees not only give a beautiful background for pooram, but also give shade for people from the scorching sun on pooram days.

Hundreds of catcalls, which nest on these trees, will fly each time when fireworks explode with sound as part of colorful rituals during the pooram.The trees, which make a green cover for the Thekkinkadu maidan, is actually the oxygen plant for the city.

According to an enumeration done recently, there are 661 trees in Thekkinkadu of 93 species. Kanikkonna( Cassia fistula) is the most abundant species( 65 in number). 

Large spreading leafage of rain trees enthrall maximum cover area. There are 34 mango trees and 47 teak trees. In addition, there are 16 elengi( Mimusops elengi) and 21 mahogany( Swietenia macrophylla) trees.

Among the 93 species of trees, 38 are fantastic trees, 26 are cosmetic/ theater shops and 46 are species with medicinal values.


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