Celebration in Kerala Style...
In the vast country India, the small town of Changanachery, Kerala
State is a good example of religious harmony, where people of all
communities and ethnic backgrounds have amicably co-existed for
centuries, enriching each other's lives.
For viewing the video clip of the splendid procession in progress:
On every Christmas evening the 25th of December, the procession with Chandanakkudam starts from, Jumma Masjid .This annual festival, observed in the month of December, is celebrated by people from across all strata and religion. The highlight is a colorful procession of five to seven tuskers beginning from the mosque. Various cultural performances and musical ensembles are staged during the festival. A show of dazzling fireworks marks the grand finale.The decorated elephants carry the young men with the sacred pots. It is the Kavil Temple that gives the first welcome to this procession
There is a historical basis to the marvelous scene of the Christian,
Hindu and Muslim worship places stands together in Changanachery. It
is indeed a history of religious harmony. . This procession, after
receiving warm welcomes in various places by the people from different
spheres of life, reaches of Puthoor Mosque by the morning of the 27th
Puthenpalli Chandanakudam is a two-day festival held in Changanacherry amid much pomp and splendor. It takes place at Changanacherry Puthrupalli, a mosque dating back to 400 years ago. (The first mosque in Changanacherry Old Mosque is about 960 years old.)