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Temple Festival | Kochi (Cochin) | Backwaters

Temple Festival

Each Keralan temple has an annual festival to appease the god to which the temple is dedicated. The celebrations include Keralan drum orchestras and caparisoned elephant processions. We were priviledged to attend a temple festival near the town of Palakkad as well as a devotion assembly dedicated to the Hindu saint, Sai Baba, held on the same day at another temple nearby.
Our Camp Site Alka and the Camp Staff The Road to Camp Please Take Our Picture!
Typical Paved Road Start of the Procession Procession Musician
Drummer Sword Dancer Caught in the Air
Caparisoned Elephant Big Feet Keralan Drum Orchestra Waiting His Turn
Drummers Resting Temple Festival Keralan Drum Orchestra Musician of the Keralan Drum Orchestra
Patient Elephants The Assembled Procession Mahouts Resting
Snack Food for the Elephants Devout Woman
A Pause in the Procession Did You See the Lizard?
Priest Priest in Front of His Residence Sai Baba Devotion Ceremony
Sai Baba Devotion Celebrants Sai Baba Devotion Banner