Sunday, February 1, 2009


Scenes from Paravakavadi offered as part of the temple festival of
Panathur Subramanian Temple, Trivandrum
Paravakavadi is an offering made to Lord Subramania, the younger son of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati. Kavadi is the main offering given to Lord Subramania. In Paravakavadi, the devotee hangs from wodden pole or a bamboo with iron hooks pierced into the flesh on his back, so that he looks like a bird.

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