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

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


14 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
SHUBH NAVRATRI!!! YAM xx

Glennis said...

India has some very interesting and colourful trucks and other vehicles, but it is the elephants I like best. Majestic beasts.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great celebration! The photos made me smile and feel happy.

SG said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos.

rudraprayaga said...

Right clicks at right occasions.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, the procession, the colours and the pictures of deity.

Sandhya said...

This is the first time I am hearing about this festival of bringing gods from other temples and celebrating here! Interesting! Nice pictures!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting series...

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images of celebration.

SM said...

beautiful photos

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

lively :)

Amrit Sinha said...

Festivals are always so much fun :-)

Meera Rao said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful Navaratri and all the Onam photos too -- what a collection! Must have been very very festive :)

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

seems so many were there :)