Saturday, February 20, 2010

CHETTIKULANGARA KUMBHA BHARANI Colours of Festival










































Chettikulangar is place in Kerla, In India, where a famous festival takes place in the month of "Kumbham"( according to Malayalam calender) and that was on 20 th of february 2010. As per malayalam Calender, the festval falls on the malayalam date and not as per the grgorian calender date.
The importance of this festival is, the unique and decorative "theru" "Kuthira" and other staues. Theru means a chariot and Kuthira means Horse. Eventhough it is named like that it has nothing to do with the horse and chariot.

The kuthira is 10 meters of height and the theru is about 20-30 meters tall. These are offerings to the mother goddess chettikulangara bhagavathi( means goddess of the place named chettikulangara). On the day of festival people from different locations will display this infront of mother god for blessings..
The structures are man made and they are tall and large, where they are brought infront of godess with manpower only
see the pictures...

8 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Some people are really crazy!

Beautiful takes :)

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, your work is so colorful and amazing.

I wanted to thank you for your kind words, when our darling Kitty died.

Please do come by for a little surprise I made, in celebration of her life--especially to those who have been so loving and supportive.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I liked the colors so much that I returned here :)

Binoy Mathew said...

oh.. thats great Bhavesh.. and unfortunately, I had so many other intereting clicks in store, which I lost while scanning my memmory card for virus infection. That was a great loss....

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whymsicalmusings said...

Thank you so much for such kind words on my blog. I so appreciate your visit.
Becky

~Cheryl said...

These structures are beautiful with such detail and yet so huge! What a wonderful experience to be there in person. Sorry you lost some of your images -- that's always heartbreaking. I'm also sorry to see that you are also getting some of the annoying spam-junk in your comments. grrr.

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