Navarathri/Pooja Procession at Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum

In connected with the Navarathri/Pooja Festival this procession happens every year. It happens 10 days before Navarathri/Pooja. It started from the period of Travancore rulers and still it follows.  This inter-state (Old Travancore region) procession starts from Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu to Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.  The police of both states are participating in this procession.  Here three Gods idols are taking part in it.  They are Kumaraswamy(Lord Subramaniya) from Kumarakovil at Velimalai, Goddess Saraswathy Devi from Padmanabhapuram and Goddess Munnoottinanga from Sucheendram Thanumalaya Perumal Temple. 

During the Navarathri/Pooja Festival, these idols will be kept in different temples.  Kumaraswamy at Aryasala Subramaniya Temple, Goddess Saraswathy Devi at Navarathri mandapam nearby Padmanabhaswami Temple and Goddess Munoottinanga at Chenthitta Devi temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

After Navarathri these idols will be returned to their proper temples in Kanyakumari District.   

Mounted Police

Mounted Police











Saraswathy Devi on Elephant

Saraswathy Devi on Elephant

Kumaraswamy on Silver Horse

Kumaraswamy on Silver Horse

Munnoottinanga in Palanquin

Location
Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum City, Kerala, INDIA

22 comments:

padmaja said...

Lucky few people get to enjoy this divine celebration alive, thanks for sharing the details.

Devilish Angel said...

Nice post...

Destination Infinity said...

Didn't know about this procession in Tvm. I got some details about the Travancore kingdom when I visited the Paithruka museum in Tvm.

Destination Infinity

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Krishna.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting and informative post...

Rajesh said...

Great images. I did not know, it was celebrated this much in Kerala.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful photos from the procession! We have visited the Kumarakovil last year and during that time too there were some procession of Kavadi and Lord bearing.

Festival greeting to you and your family Krishna :)

ashok said...

interesting...

Cloudia said...

I like your shots very much!

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sm said...

beautiful photos

George said...

Thank you for sharing this procession with us. I not only enjoyed the pictures, I very much appreciated the information as well.

Arti said...

What a beautiful procession beautifully captured. Thank you for bringing it live here. Happy Navratri to you and your family.

shooting star said...

nicely captured...have been to trivandrum and loved the kovalam beach there :)


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magiceye said...

Interesting. Love the festive images you have captured!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Navratri is a special time for us (Bengalis) too!

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eye in the sky said...

I've always loved Indian parades...very colorful.... and this seems no different. Love the pomp and pageantry.:)

Lowell said...

Nothing like a parade! Although I haven't seen many parades held at night. The colors are spectacular!

Linda said...

Very nice!

Indrani said...

Great to be a part of this procession.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Great to learn that even now the old traditions continue. Good pictures.

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
Love to see from this beautiful procession.
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

Trivandrum said...

All decorated flowers looking beautiful.