It lies 300 km (186 mi) to the north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Ltd, FineTouch IT Solutions. Its name means that "little holy place". Trichur is legendary for the Pooram pageant. Trichur is legendary for the Pooram pageant. The two longest rivers in the state, namely Bharathapuzha and Periyar flows through the district in its northern and southern regions respectively. The Karuvannur River is the confluence of the two rivers Manali and Kurumali. Here summer rice ('call' paddy fields) is grown. The forests of Trichur district are under the administrative control of Divisional Forest Officers of Trichur and Chalakudy. The region is spread over the Mukundapuram, Thrissur and Thalappilly taluks. During the medieval period, the region flourished in culture and became the host of various communities, including Jews, Muslims and Christians. In the mid 14th and 15th centuries, the possession of the Thrissur area changed. .