Pooram (Malayalam:പൂരം, pronounced ) is an annual festival, which is celebrated in temples dedicated to goddesses Durga or Kali held especially in Valluvanadu area and other adjoining parts of north-central Kerala (Present Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts) after the summer harvest. Harimattom pooram is the one of the famous pooram in ernakulam. Most pooram festivals have at least one ornately decorated elephant being paraded in the procession taken out of the temple precincts. However, there are some well known poorams, such as Aryankavu Pooram near Palakkad and Machattu Thiruvanikavu Vela near Wadakkanchery that do not use the caparisoned elephant, instead go for stilted mannequins of horses or bullocks. Vela is also a festival like pooram. Nenmara Vallanghy Vela is famous for the vedikkettu held in this festival. Thrissur Pooram is the most famous of all poorams and Nenmara Vallanghy Vela tops the list of velas. The second best known Pooram in Kerala is Uthralikavu Pooram. Some other well-known pooram festivals are Arattupuzha-Peruvanam Pooram, Nenmara Vallangi Vela, Chinakathoor pooram, Mannarkkad Pooram, Harimattom Pooram and Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram.