Photo Album | Onam Celebration Procession/Pageantry 2014 - Part 1 of 5

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“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 2014, 5-11 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 2014, 11th 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.

Kerala Mounted Police (Cavalry Horses)

Men with White Tufts (Venchamaram) and Peacock Feather Fans (Alavattam)

Men with Kombu

Men with Tinselled Silk Parasols (Muttukuda)

Men with Maddalam(Drums)

A man with Edaykka


Poikkal Kuthirai

Fancy Dress



Duff Muttu

Roller Skating

Roller Skating

Roller Skating


Kerala Police

Operation Kubera by Kerala Police

Kerala Motor Vehicle Department

Road Safey by Kerala Motor Vehicle Department

Poo Kavady

Peeli kavady

Farm Information Bureau

Neera by Farm Information Bureau

Poothanum Thirayum

Kerala Treasury Department

Kerala Treasury Department


Kerala Forest Department

Kerala Forest Department

Band Set

Kerala Soil Conservation Department

Kerala Soil Conservation Department

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Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum City, Kerala State, INDIA


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Absolutely fabulous!!! ...wait...roller skates??!! Modern interpretation. All good. YAM xx

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Bob Bushell said...

Is it a festival for 'men'. Great photos as well.

Sandhya said...

Yamini has already written what I thought of writing...roller Skatting! Great!

Loved all the pictures, Krishna. Enjoyed!

Destination Infinity said...

I like the exhibit by the police department :D

Destination Infinity

D.Nambiar said...

I really wish i could see this sometime.
Thank you for the pictures.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely pictures! I wish I could see them 'LIVE"

EG CameraGirl said...

So wonderfully festive!

George said...

You got some wonderful photos of the procession. It was very colorful, and your pictures are beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful series of images.

Jeevan said...

Interesting procession! Seems like a wonderful entertainment and learning process on our culture and tradition. In Chennai the car procession usually takes place on republic day.

Nicely covered! Looking forward more