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Thrissur originally Thirusivapperoor  is a revenue district of Kerala situated in the central part of that state.  Thrissur district was formed on July 1, 1949, with the headquarters at Thrissur City. Trichur, is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala . It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. Thrissur is built around the vast open space called ‘Thekkinkadu maidanam’ surrounding the centrally located Vadakkumnatha temple. Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, and the land of Poorams.
The name Thrissur is derived from 'Thiru-Shiva-Perur' (Malayalam / Tamil), which translates to "The city with the name of the Lord Siva". Thrissur was also known as "Vrishabhadripuram" and "Then Kailasam" (Kailasam of the south) in ancient days.
The early political history of the District is interlinked with that of the Cheras of the Sangam age, who ruled over vast portions of Kerala with their capital at Vanchi. The District can claim to have played a significant part in fostering the trade relations between Kerala and the outside world in the ancient and medieval period.
 It is also a center for learning some of the exquisite performing arts of Kerala as well as ancient Indian knowledge systems like Ayurveda.  It houses the several prominent culture centres including the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy.
The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques.Thrissur has historically been a center of Hindu scholarship. The city houses one of the most important temples of Hindu Shaivism, that is the Vadakunnathan temple. The district is also home of one of the most holiest Hindu Vaishnava temples, the Guruvayur temple. Christianity, Islam and Judaism entered into the Indian subcontinent through the Thrissur District. The works of scholars and Eastern Christian writings claim Thomas the Apostle to have set foot in Muziris near Thrissur 2,000 years ago. The  two famous churches, the Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica are also at Thrissur district. The country’s first mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid,  built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar. The Chettiyangadi Hanafi Mosque in Thrissur city is one of the old mosques in Kerala.
 Thrissur Pooram is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. Thrissur is often referred to as ‘the pooram city’. The festival is held at the Thekkinkadu Maidan in April or May.  It consists of processions of richly caparisoned elephants from various neighbouring temples to the Vadakumnathan temple, Thrissur.
Thrissur district is famous for its tourist places. Places of interest in Thrissur Rural District are Anakkayam, Art Museum, Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls, Peechi Dam, Punnathur Kotta, Zoo, Snehatheeram Beach etc.  
 

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Latitude: 10.5276416

Longitude: 76.2144349

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