or Thrissivaperoor is the ‘cultural capital of Kerala’'.
The city is a major financial and commercial hub. It is famous for the Thrissur
Pooram festival and has a large number of well-known temples.
Thrissur has traditionally been a centre of learning. With the decline of
Buddhism and Jainism due to the growing supremacy of Brahminism during the
revival of Hinduism, Thrissur became an important centre of Sanskrit learning.
Kerala Agricultural University, The Government Engineering College, Thrissur,
The Government Medical College, Thrissur, Jubilee Mission Medical college,
Amala Medical college, Government Law College, Ayurveda College, Government
Fine Arts College, College of Co-operation & Banking and Management,
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, College of Horticulture, College
of Forestry, Maharaja's Technological Institute (Polytechnic), a number
of Arts Colleges such as St.Thomas College (one of the oldest in Kerala),
Sri Kerala Varma College, St.Mary's College, Vimala College, St. Aloyscious
College and several private engineering institutes are situated in the City.
This city is considered to be the most appropriate place for entrance (Engineering
& Medical) coaching in Kerala.