Kerala, Photography

Poorotsavam: A Unique Festival in North Kerala

Summer months in North Kerala is the time of festivals. If you are ready to brave the hot and humid conditions, ready to burn midnight oil, you will be rewarded with the best of experiences …

Poorotsavam is yet another unique festival celebrated in Northern Kerala to invoke the blessings of lord Kamadeva (Cupid) by young girls.

It’s a nine day festival and on the last day, a flower carpet is created with locally collected flowers. Velichappad or Pothi, a possessed one, visits houses and blesses devotees.

There are many other rituals and dance forms associated with Pooram (Poorotsavam) during all these days and the ambience is filled with sounds, lights and the fragrance of flowers…

Have a look at some of the images from this festival and thank you for your time 🙂

Advertisements
Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely, Laksham Deepam Samarppanam

It truly was a Herculean attempt, ‘try to lit one hundred thousand lamps at the same time’.

Quite Unlikely to achieve the objective in open air, but, they almost did it through an incredible collective effort driven by faith…

I was lucky to get an off day and spent enough time to capture the whole action.

Laksham Deepam-120Laksham Deepam-101Laksham Deepam-102Laksham Deepam-103Laksham Deepam-104Laksham Deepam-105Laksham Deepam-106Laksham Deepam-107Laksham Deepam-108Laksham Deepam-109Laksham Deepam-110Laksham Deepam-111Laksham Deepam-112Laksham Deepam-113Laksham Deepam-114Laksham Deepam-115Laksham Deepam-116Laksham Deepam-117Laksham Deepam-118Laksham Deepam-119
Unlikely

 

Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

If you are ready to brave the hot and humid weather, you are in for a treat …

It’s festival season here in Kerala and all your senses will be stretched to the max. I guarantee you…

Last day, when I was working from home, heard drum beats and loud announcement that a temple festival related procession is on it’s way.

Wasting no time, I ran with my camera and started clicking and thought of this week’s theme, ‘Lines’.

Lines-1R

Lines-2R

Lines-3R

Temple festivals are community events and almost everyone in the village contributes towards it.

It could be either money or whatever they produce, like rice, vegitables etc;

Traditional Kerala feast will be served during the festival with numerous curries rich in spices.

Lines-4RLines-9RLines-6RLines-8R

I have to admit that no camera could perfectly reproduce the festival colours and sounds, you have to experience it 🙂

Lines-10R
Lines

Kerala, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange, Theyyam Make Up

Thinking about Orange, the first thing that comes to my mind is “Theyyam”… and probably the only thing 🙂

Let me share an image of this incredible ritual dance from God’s Own Country, Kerala

Theyyam_Orange-1
Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challege: Twinkle

The unexpected December rains made everything looks so fresh and vibrant…

A morning stroll in the garden was so refreshing and given an opportunity to take some images for this week’s challenge.

The attempt to capture the wonders of nature was a realization that nothing is even remotely comparable to the wonderful camera created by nature itself, our eyes 🙂

Twinkle-2Twinkle-3Twinkle-4

Kerala

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art – The Transformation

If there is one picture, that could undoubtedly represent the exotic North Kerala, then that should be of “Theyyam“.

Where meager mortals transforms to immortals and  bless the devotees with the divine dance.

Let me share this image for this Week’s Photo Challenge

CoverArt_Theyyam-1You can have a look at my post Theyyam: The Divine dance from God’s own country for more images.

Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers, Nature’s best kept secrets

There is no dearth of secrets in nature which only gets revealed at the perfect time.

When it gets unveiled, it becomes a pleasant surprise for humans who looks at them with the eyes of a kid.

On a sunny summer evening my cousin and I were lucky to witness a small drama in front of our eyes, luckily I had my camera and there it is, for you guys….

Container_rs

This image is shared as part of the weekly photo challenge “Containers” and you could capture the real action getting unveiled in one of my previous post “There is a child in every one”.

You can have a look at my first entry to the challenge here for containers:Idangazhi