Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (of an elephant)

We used envy at the mahout when ever we see an elephant, most of time during temple festivals.

Because, for us kids, it was the most prestigious job in the whole world, some one who takes care of an elephant.

Last week, just by chance I happened to see a temple festival, where three elephants were taking part in a procession.

I couldn’t resist the temptation, I just stopped my car, became part of the crowd and was reliving my childhood.

Let me share a couple of images here, of the lucky ones who were seated On Top of the mighty ones 🙂

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Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

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“Vishukkani” in Malayalam means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. Which is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian sate of Kerala marking the beginning of the new year.

New year, for us Keralites, starts mostly on 14th of April and it’s one of the most important day of the year.

The day begins with sight of vishukkani, with the belief of having a prosperous year ahead.

Sorry for the image quality as the shot was taken handheld in darkness 😦 as we are not supposed to switch on electric lights.