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.
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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Photos & Video: Anoop Santhakumar