Snap@Moment | Banana Bunch

Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari Dist., Tamilnadu state, INDIA

Snap@Moment | Lotus Pond

Veli Lake & Tourist Village, Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum, Kerala state, INDIA

Photo Album | Interstate Navratri/Pooja Procession 2014

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.  

Kerala Fire & Rescue Forces

A child dress up as Lord Subramaniya (Murukan) on a thermocol  Peacock

A child dress up as Lord Subramaniya (Murukan)

Kerala Mounted Police

A child dress up as Lord Subramaniya (Murukan)

Tamilnadu State Police

Kerala Police

Saraswathy Devi on Elephant

Kumaraswamy (Lord Subramaniya) on Silver Horse along with priest

Kumaraswamy (Lord Subramaniya) on Silver Horse along with priest

Munnoottinanga in Palanquin

Starts From: Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu state, INDIA
Ends At: Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala state, INDIA