Festival | Kavadi Festival Photos

Kavadi is offering to Lord Subramaniya (Murukan).  They take procession to any one of the Lord Subramaniya temple.  Different types of kavadies are presenting in the procession.

Double parava (flying) kavadi

Double parava (flying) kavadi

Double parava (flying) kavadi

Single parava (flying) kavadi

Single parava (flying) kavadi

Location
Kuriyathi, Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram City, Kerala, INDIA

15 comments:

Jeevan said...

Scare and sacred! Nice photos Krishna

Sandhya said...

Feel scared watching this! But I have seen some like this in person!

R Niranjan Das said...

Painful clicks. :)

Rajesh K said...

Not sure why they do this, but I don't fancy such things.

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Bob Bushell said...

Lord Subramaniya wouldn't like this, yuk.

Rajesh said...

Great shots. I have never seen them before.

George said...

Your photos are awesome. This is very different from my experiences.

Renu said...

must be torturous for them?

There is something similar in north..Kanwars or kanwarias, here also they take holy water in pitchers from Any Ganga to Shiv temple, sometimes 100 km on foot.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely shots of festival...

SG said...

Excellent photos. I don't know which one is more scarier. This or "thee midhi" (running through the fire). But we should praise the confidence they have in Lord Murugan.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Scary !

Ramakant Pradhan said...

It's a bit scary actually. People have a strange concept of devotion to God. Why will God want people to inflict pain of themselves to prove their devotion? As such, the world has plenty of pain for anyone's fill.

aparna anurag said...

very scary pics ,never heard this type of festival.....anyways nyc capture :-)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful clicks but I get scared to witness such scenes.

Meera Rao said...

Beautiful capture even though hard to look!!! those are brave and faithful souls to go thru this!