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The festival in our village

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 31 May 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We had the annual festival in my husband's native place in Kerala and this is one of the three elephants that took part

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Elephant has a handsome gown

31 May 2018 5:05am

@Jypyä Pop: This is called " Pattam" ..the elephants are adorned with this in all the festivals that they are a aprt of.

Sam from Chennai, India

You have captured so beautifully the scene in your village. I like this atmosphere.
Thank you Devi. :)

31 May 2018 5:42am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :)It was the 100th Uthsavam and was a grand affair:)

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Très belle photographie d'une scène de la vie courante.

31 May 2018 6:23am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup Captain :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very impressive decorations, happy festivities

31 May 2018 7:16am

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dimitrios :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

31 May 2018 7:28am

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Oh, what a wonderful moment ! A true five-star delight.

31 May 2018 8:08am

@Ronnie 2¢: :)))))))))))))) Thank you very much Ronnie :)

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great capture of this festival and of that graceful elephant :)))

31 May 2018 8:51am

@Nina: Thank you very much Nina :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a beauty . excellent

31 May 2018 8:56am

@grouser: Thank you very much Grouser :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, three elephants !!! Great India !!!

31 May 2018 9:44am

@Hiro: Yes..three elephants in our village which has one road and two rows of houses with a Temple too. There are just 14 houses and all the children are out working the cities and some have gone abroad too but everyone comes here for the festivval..from US, Dubai, Bahrain, London and our own cities. A huge shed is erected at the end of the street and cooking done for six days for the whole village...only coffee and tea are made in the houses. The food was exotic ! The outsiders are accommodated by the villagers in their homes ( Of course we stayed in a hotel some 30 kms. away from the village ...not wanting to crowd the homes).

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of a fantastic scene.

31 May 2018 10:12am

@Kyu: Thank you very much Kyu :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the scene and ambiance !

31 May 2018 10:48am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene :)

MRG*Photographics from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

31 May 2018 11:13am

@MRG*Photographics: Thank you very much MRG :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a colorful adornment on this elephant!!

31 May 2018 12:06pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Il est magnifique cet éléphant !! Une belle fête !Merci du partage !

31 May 2018 12:42pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb capture! Beautiful scene!

31 May 2018 1:16pm

@mo.langel: Thank you very much mo.langel :)

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

A fantastic photo! Wonderful...

31 May 2018 1:50pm

@MEC: Thank you very much MEC :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

There are a lot of festivals around here this time of year, but I can't think of a one that had an elephant. How cool is that?!

31 May 2018 2:08pm

@B. Thomas: :))))))) we have elephants for all our Temple festivals here :)

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful work!

31 May 2018 2:13pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you very much Luca :)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of the street scene featring this well decorated elephant.

31 May 2018 2:45pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic Devi, interesting photo, the elephant looks beautiful.

31 May 2018 3:06pm

@Willem: Thank you very much Willem :)

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

it's comical the contrast between motorcycles and elephant riding

31 May 2018 3:38pm

@Claudiel: Yes...the animal and machine :)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb and smart!!!!!!

31 May 2018 4:03pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena :)

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

The tall elephant looks really majestic! I hope the festival preparations on its way here...

31 May 2018 4:17pm

@mohkum: The festival got over here on the 29th of April :)

helys from Paris, France


31 May 2018 4:43pm

@helys: Merci beaucoup helys :)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Festive looking elephant.

31 May 2018 4:45pm

@Irene: Thank you very much Irene :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An elephant in full dress ... lovely image Devi!

31 May 2018 6:07pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela :)

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

How beautiful and impressive !

31 May 2018 6:40pm

@Lewis: Thank you very much Lewis :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette recherche

31 May 2018 6:56pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup Existence :)

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

That knocks our yearly parade into a cocked hat, all we can get to lead it is the Mayor in a posh car . ;>))

31 May 2018 6:58pm

@Jeff & Pat: :))) Thank you Jeff :))))))))))))))))))))))))) Caprisoned elephants are common in the State of Kerala in India. All the Temple Festivals in Kerala must have elephants. Many Temples have their own elephants. There are Elephant farms too here.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, an impressive giant came to call. A grand event it seems.

1 Jun 2018 12:08am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve :)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The elephant's headdress is exquisite. This must have been such a special event to attend. A wonderful scene!

1 Jun 2018 1:32am

@Elaine Hancock: It was the 100th Festival in our village Elaine..But all Temple festivals in the state of Kerala in India have elephants. ...caprisoned elephants in fact.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It certainly is beautiful.

1 Jun 2018 3:12am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you very much Michael :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel bel éléphant qui a mis sa parure des grand jours mervielleux.

1 Jun 2018 4:54am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoyp Nicou mon ami :)

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Lovely photo of the village festival! Beautiful elephant!

1 Jun 2018 10:22pm

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