Kalaripaat : Temple Festival (Kerala)

Glimpses from the Kalaripaat held at Ezhikera, North Paravoor, Kerala. (Jan 2007 and 2008)

The sun begins to set on the "sarpa kavvu" (the serpent grove) , each idol cascading with tumeric
An elephant stands in the yard, before the paegentry begins
Temple offerings (prasadam) being prepared
The panchavadyam ensemble prepares for a rousing start
 
Darkeness settles in...
and lamps begin to shine
These photos are from the annual temple festival held at  Ezhikera, Kerala.
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