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Kodungallur Bharani Photos

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Kodungallur Bharani Photos

Kodungallur bharani festival at the Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple (Sree Kurumbha Bhagavathy Temple) in Kodungallur, is one of the grandest in Kerala. It is a month of festivities from the Bharani asterism in the month of Kumbham to 7 days after the asterism in the month of Meenam. It normally falls between the months of March and April.

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Kodungallur Festival – Kavu Theendal

‘Kavu Theendal’, an important event of the Kodungallur bharani festival, overseen by the King of Kodungallur where Vellichapads (oracles) make a run around the temple waving their sabers in the air while the members of their retinue offer reverence over the inner quadrangle. They make cry of abuse at the goddess in bawdy language. Their abuse is said to be accepted by the goddess followed by the purification ceremony the next day.

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Bhadra Kali (Goddess-Kali) Theyyam blesses the devotees
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Oracles sing the ‘Thanaro-Thannaro song’ to praise Kodungallur Bhagavathy
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Oracles gathering before the shrine of Kodungallur Bhagavathy

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Oracles moving to the ‘Nilapadu Thara’
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Banyan tree decorated with cloth flags – Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
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Lemon garland is common wearing of Oracles
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Sabre of oracles (Komaram-or-Velichappadu) on the floor of Banyan tree (‘Nilapadu-Thara’)

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Oracle with Sabre and anklet
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Oracle (Velichappadu or Komaram) – Kodungallur-Bhagavathy Temple
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Oracle and followers (Velichappadu or Komaram)
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Oracles (Velichappadu or Komaram) – Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

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Oracle (Velichappadu or Komaram) with sabre
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Velichappadu or Komaram at Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
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Velichappadu or Komaram at Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
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Oracles – Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

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