Posts Tagged ‘kerala’

Pandavas ~ Painkuni Festival

Posted by Syam on April 2, 2018 in Festivity, Latest, Mobile Clicks | 2 Comments

Figurines of the Pandavas (the five sons of Pandu in the Indian epic Mahabharata) placed at the eastern entrance of Padmanabha Swamy temple. Thiruvananthapuramduring Painkuni Festival

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Redemption ~ Annual festival of Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple

Posted by Syam on September 9, 2017 in Festivity, Photo stories | 14 Comments

These photographs taken at Kodungallur Temple, Kerala during the annual “Bharani” festival. Thousands of oracles, both men and women from different tribes come there wielding swords, clad in red costumes, singing and going around the temple. Legend is that Hindu Goddess Kaali after defeating and Killing Darikan (an immensely powerful and arrogant demon) was still […]

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Rosemala ~ less explored eco tourism spot in Kerala

Posted by Syam on August 21, 2017 in Landscape, Nature, Photo stories | 10 Comments

This is our second trip to Rosemala. Our first trip was a failure as we ventured out in a car. We were forced to stop in the middle as the car would’t take us any further owing to bad roads. It’s easy to get a Jeep from Aryancavu to Rosemala,the fare is Rs 400 perside. […]

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മാൻ‌ചേൽ മിഴിയാളേ ~ Kalyana sougandhikam Kathakali

Posted by Syam on July 21, 2017 in Art Forms, Photo stories | 8 Comments

മാൻ‌ചേൽ മിഴിയാളേ നിന്നാല്‍ വാഞ്ഛിതങ്ങളായീടുന്നോ- രഞ്ചിതസൌെഗന്ധികങ്ങള്‍ അഞ്ചാതെകൊണ്ടന്നീടാം Bhima, the son of wind god sets out in search of Kalyanasougandhikam, a rare flower as requested by his wife Panchali. Kalyanasougandhikam, a chapter from the epic Mahabharata, depicting the travails of Bheema who goes in search of Sougandhika flowers at the behest of his beloved wife Panchali. On […]

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Chamayavilakku ~ an offering to god where men dressed up as women

Posted by Syam on June 22, 2017 in Festivity, Photo stories | 9 Comments

The Kottankulangara Chamayavilakku Festival is an annual Hindu festival in Kerala, India in which thousands of men dress as women to get the blessing of Devi to get fulfill their desires. The festival takes place at the Kottankulangara Devi Temple at Chavara near Kollam, which is sacred to the goddess Bhagavathy. Every year this festival […]

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