Friday, March 1, 2013

Meeting the brother

Ezhunnallippu inside Sastha temple, Manacaud
The salute
In honour of the Goddess, who is considered as the elder sister of Manacaud Sasthavu       

Ezhunnallippu reaching Sastha Temple


Ezhunnallippu reaches Manacaud junction
A display of colours
The melam
Pandara Ottam
The lanterns
The Goddess

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pongala night

Pongala eve

 Its pongala eve, and its a celebration of womanhood, even late at night in this women city. Awake and half awake every woman is enjoying it full of heart.

Spirit of womahood

The long wait
 The disruption of water supply following the bursting of pipe lines in four places in Trivandrum city has given a hard time for women participating in the pongala ritual. Long queues of women are seen in many city points with pet bottles and vessels to get drinking water supplied by the water authority. The government sources say that it would take at least 20 hours to restore the water supply, water or no water, the spirit of womanhood cannot be beaten.  

Its a sea of women

The evening rush

Women continued to flow to the city from early morning and occupied their places along the roads and lanes of the pongala city. The Attukal temple has also witnessed an enormous crowd as women who have come for pongala headed for the temple to avoid a last minute rush for darsan.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Attukal Pongala 2013 : the countdown begins

The city is already crowded as if it is the Pongala eve, giving a hint to the massive turn out of women expected on Pongala day. Women from outside the Trivandrum district have begun to arrive, the roads leading to Attukal have virtually turned to market places, crowd, crowd crowd, its what you see here in the Pongala city