Monday, February 11, 2008

Temple festivals:The Ezhunnellippu

Scenes from ezhunnallippu at Panthuvila Devi Temple, Varkala.

Procession or ezhunnallippu with diety mounted on elephant top is another important ritual of temple festivals. The procession will be recieved by the people at their door steps in customary way, which is regarded as auspicious and is supposed to bring prosperity to home. The ezhunnallippu is usually held during the last days of the festival. This year the ezhinnellippu starts from the Attukal temple after the Attukal Pongala, at 10 PM on 22 February. The procession ends at the Sastha Temple, Manacaud. The procession is accompanied by Kuthiyottam and numerous tablos.

1 comment:

krystyna said...

Very interesting!
Thanks for these beautiful photos too.

Have a good day!