Photo Album | Onam Celebrations 2013

“Onam” is the festival of keralites all over the world (especially in Kerala State of India). Onam celebration is happening in the malayalam month of Chingam (August-September) every year. On this moment Kerala government has been arranging a week long festival (for 2013, 14-20 September) in Thiruvananthapuram (Capital city of Kerala State). Here the buildings are decorated with light arrangements. Various traditional and cultural programs are taking place. So here the people never like loose these days in their life. At the conclusion (for 2013, 20th September) of the festival there will be a procession. On this procession various departments and organizations present their floats. The Government also will award the best of the floats.  I would like to thank my colleague Mr. Anulal who accompanied me to take the snaps.




Panjavadyam

Panjavadyam


Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

Fireplay in Kalaripayattu

Classical Music Concert

Classical Music Concert

Chimmanakali

Chimmanakali

Nangyar Koothu

Nangyar Koothu

Kadhaprasangam (story telling performance)

Kadhaprasangam (story telling performance)

Kakkarissi Natakam (a Folk Dance form)

Kakkarissi Natakam (a Folk Dance form)

Theatre Malayalam Drama

Theatre Malayalam Drama

Kathakali

Kathakali

Kathakali

Kathakali

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Office

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Office


Kerala University

Victoria Jubilee Town Hall (VJT Hall)

University Library

Martyr's Column

Parthas Textiles


Band Hall

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate

Illuminated Kerala Secretariate








Procession/Pageantry on 20th September 2013









Velakali

Kalaripayattu


Roller Skating

Roller Skating

Roller Skating

Roller Skating

Roller Skating

Kerala Mounted Police

Kerala Mounted Police

Kerala Mounted Police

Student Police Corps

Student Police Corps

Student Police Corps

VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Kerala Commercial Taxes Department

Kerala Commercial Taxes Department




Animal Husbandry Department

Animal Husbandry Department

Animal Husbandry Department


Kerala Scheduled Caste Development Department

Kerala Scheduled Caste Development Department

Kerala Scheduled Caste Development Department





Kerala Health Services Department

Kerala Health Services Department

Kerala Coir Development Department

Kerala Coir Development Department

Kerala Coir Development Department


Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation


Survey and Revenue Department

Survey and Revenue Department




Grand Kerala Shopping Festival

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival


Kudumbasri Women Development Empowerment

Kudumbasri Women Development Empowerment

Kudumbasri Women Development Empowerment

Kudumbasri Women Development Empowerment




KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation)

KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation)

KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation)

KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation)

Kerala Backward Castes Development Corporation

Kerala Metals & Minerals Limited

Kerala Metals & Minerals Limited


Kerala Handlooms

Kerala Handlooms

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC)

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC)

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC)

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC)

Ottamthullal


LPSC, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

LPSC, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

LPSC, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayath

Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayath

Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayath

Zoo and Museum Department

Zoo and Museum Department






Informations & Public Relations Department

Informations & Public Relations Department


Legal Metrology Department

Legal Metrology Department


Kerala Water Authority

Kerala Water Authority

Kerala Water Authority

Kerala Water Authority

Circle Co-operative Union, Neyyattinkara

Circle Co-operative Union, Neyyattinkara




Circle Co-operative Union, Nedumangad

Circle Co-operative Union, Nedumangad


Pallichal Grama Panchayath

Pallichal Grama Panchayath

Pallichal Grama Panchayath

Kerala Motor Vehicle Department

Kerala Motor Vehicle Department



State Bank of Travancore

State Bank of Travancore




National Cadet Corps (NCC)

National Cadet Corps (NCC)



DTPC(District Tourism Promotion Council)  Idukki

DTPC(District Tourism Promotion Council)  Idukki

Circle Co-operative Union Chirayinkeezh

Circle Co-operative Union Chirayinkeezh

Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd

Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd



Agency for Non-conventional Enery and Rural Technology (ANERT)

Agency for Non-conventional Enery and Rural Technology (ANERT)

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC)

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC)

District Tourism Promotion Council Malappuram

District Tourism Promotion Council Malappuram

District Tourism Promotion Council Malappuram

The Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd

The Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd

The Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd

Farm Information Bureau

Farm Information Bureau

Farm Information Bureau

Federal Bank

Kerala State Electricity Board

Kerala State Electricity Board

Kerala State Electricity Board

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum

Kerala Fire & Rescue Force

Kerala Fire & Rescue Force



All Kerala Photographer's Association

Monsoon Tourism - District Tourism Promotion Council, Thiruvananthapuram

Monsoon Tourism - District Tourism Promotion Council, Thiruvananthapuram

Monsoon Tourism - District Tourism Promotion Council, Thiruvananthapuram

Vamanapuram Block Panchayath

Vamanapuram Block Panchayath

Department of Ports

Department of Ports

Kerala State Lotteries

Kerala State Lotteries

Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco)

Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco)



C-DIT (Centre for Development of Imaging Technology)


Kerala State Industrial Training Department

Kerala State Industrial Training Department

Karunya Community Pharmacy

Kerala Excise Department

Kerala Excise Department


KIMS Hospitals


Kerala State Social Welfare Board

Kerala Land Development Corporation Ltd

Kerala Land Development Corporation Ltd

Kerala Dairy Development Department

Kerala Dairy Development Department

Location
Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum City, Kerala, INDIA

15 comments:

Jeevan said...

Wow! Wonderful photos Krishna... I guess it is the longest photo series in your blog. Truly appreciate your work with images, along with your friend. There seems a lot of entertainment and art forms presentation. I liked the buildings illuminated in colorful lights and variety of float procession.

Ash said...

Very nice photos - brings back memories! I was there last year!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely photos krishna. Thank you for sharing such wonderful tradition!

Bob Bushell said...

A lot of camera work, wow, you are genius of the camera. Lovely ones that you have taken.

SM said...

beautiful Onam Photos

magiceye said...

Nice photos but too many for a single post. Would have been better if you had divided them in maybe 5/6 posts.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of celebration.

Pallavi said...

Hi Krishna,

Firstly , thanks for visiting my blog.

You do have a great space here. The pictures truly showed the cultural extravaganza of Kerala.

Thanks
Pallavi

Indrani said...

Great shots!

Bharati Singha said...

Pictures are just awesome.

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pictures. Like magic eye said it would have been great if you had made a series of post rather than just a single post.
Thanks for taking on a wonderful virtual round of the Onam celebrations.

Rahul Bhatia said...

What a nice photo scoop of the events:)

Ercotravels said...

Well done, Krishna! what the glimpse of incredible India.. Indeed, Unique series of the amazing photos..
Great tour, love it.
Thanks for sharing with us..
Hugs
Erco Travels

Arti said...

Excellent collection of pictures, you took me there! Many thanks for sharing with us this wonderful virtual festivities.

Meera Rao said...

Wow! What an impressive record of the festivities! Love it!