We had the annual festival in my husband's native place in Kerala and this is one of the three elephants that took part
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.
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:)
Très belle photographie d'une scène de la vie courante.
31 May 2018 6:23am
@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup Captain :)
very impressive decorations, happy festivities
31 May 2018 7:16am
@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dimitrios :)
A M A Z I N G !
31 May 2018 7:28am
@omid: Thank you Omid :)
Oh, what a wonderful moment ! A true five-star delight.
31 May 2018 8:08am
@Ronnie 2¢: :)))))))))))))) Thank you very much Ronnie :)
great capture of this festival and of that graceful elephant :)))
31 May 2018 8:51am
@Nina: Thank you very much Nina :)
what a beauty . excellent
31 May 2018 8:56am
@grouser: Thank you very much Grouser :)
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).
Wonderful capture of a fantastic scene.
31 May 2018 10:12am
@Kyu: Thank you very much Kyu :)
Beautiful capture of the scene and ambiance !
31 May 2018 10:48am
@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene :)
31 May 2018 11:13am
@MRG*Photographics: Thank you very much MRG :)
Such a colorful adornment on this elephant!!
31 May 2018 12:06pm
@Steven: Thank you Steven :)
Il est magnifique cet éléphant !! Une belle fête !Merci du partage !
31 May 2018 12:42pm
@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)
Superb capture! Beautiful scene!
31 May 2018 1:16pm
@mo.langel: Thank you very much mo.langel :)
A fantastic photo! Wonderful...
31 May 2018 1:50pm
@MEC: Thank you very much MEC :)
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 :)
31 May 2018 2:13pm
@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you very much Luca :)
A fine capture of the street scene featring this well decorated elephant.
31 May 2018 2:45pm
@Don: Thank you very much Don :)
Fantastic Devi, interesting photo, the elephant looks beautiful.
31 May 2018 3:06pm
@Willem: Thank you very much Willem :)
it's comical the contrast between motorcycles and elephant riding
31 May 2018 3:38pm
@Claudiel: Yes...the animal and machine :)
Superb and smart!!!!!!
31 May 2018 4:03pm
@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena :)
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 :)
31 May 2018 4:43pm
@helys: Merci beaucoup helys :)
Festive looking elephant.
31 May 2018 4:45pm
@Irene: Thank you very much Irene :)
An elephant in full dress ... lovely image Devi!
31 May 2018 6:07pm
@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela :)
How beautiful and impressive !
31 May 2018 6:40pm
@Lewis: Thank you very much Lewis :)
bien cette recherche
31 May 2018 6:56pm
@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup Existence :)
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.
Oh, an impressive giant came to call. A grand event it seems.
1 Jun 2018 12:08am
@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve :)
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.
It certainly is beautiful.
1 Jun 2018 3:12am
@Michael Rawluk: Thank you very much Michael :)
Quel bel éléphant qui a mis sa parure des grand jours mervielleux.
1 Jun 2018 4:54am
@Nicou: Merci beaucoyp Nicou mon ami :)
Lovely photo of the village festival! Beautiful elephant!
1 Jun 2018 10:22pm
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