Festival... Fest...фестиваль...مهرجان...节日... ഉത്സവം... A Series of shots...

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"Festival" as per wikipedia.com means " an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community." and I thought "flickr" is festive everyday :) we celebrate life through snapshots shared from all around this wonderful planet... glad to be part of it :)

This is a snap shot from my trip to Kerala.. Any festival in Kerala means caparisoned elephants.. Lots of music (percussion and wind instruments).. huge crowds and ofcourse the green backgorund :))
Check out this video for a glimpse into how it sounds :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMpCTr1NfSo&feature=related

Location-Kolazhi, Thrissur, Kerala. These elephants are waiting for the main elephant which gets to carry the "thidambu"- representing the presiding deity of that temple. (See the last pic in comments.

I have umpteen shots and was at a loss as to what to post so as to put forth a snap shot of what I saw and chose these..

:: niKk clicKs ::, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Joker 74 86 months ago | reply

    Tutte davvero molto belle!
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  2. puri_ 86 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot....

  3. tears of a clown [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is beautifully captured!!!
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  4. gordiano 86 months ago | reply

    Please post this fantastic photo in:
    EPERKE Award (Post 1: Award 5)


    2 photos each day! Have a nice day!

  5. A Moment of Magic Photography 86 months ago | reply

    Such an amazing photo! So full of color and life. Those elephants are so massive! I absolutely love this photo.

    The series is visually stunning. It must have been wonderful to be there.

  6. Let there be light (Andy) 86 months ago | reply

    Nice. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  7. egle_k. 86 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DECORATED Domestic Animals (Invitation only), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  8. PeterKvG 86 months ago | reply

    Nice series! Elephants are amazing animals. Here they look beautiful.

    Some years ago my brother lived in Thailand. When he went to a market an elephant seemed to like him and went with my brother back to his house. The elephant stayed in the garden till the owner claimed him back later in the afternoon.

  9. Raj Vimal 85 months ago | reply

    You couldn't have made me more nostalgic !
    This is such a beautiful capture!!!

  10. Krish | കൃഷ്‌ 79 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shots.

    Hi, I'm the group admin for a group called Elephants of Kerala and I'd love to have your photo added to the group!

  11. michaudgilbert 75 months ago | reply

    tres beles decaorations et costumes d apparat .

  12. jalalspages 73 months ago | reply

    Beautiful captured

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Jalalspages Festivals (Post 1 Comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. onetalentdog 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called god creatures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. onetalentdog 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. The_Circumference 54 months ago | reply


    Just wanted to let you know that your photo has been featured in a travel article on The Circumference with a link back.

    You can view the article here:
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo!

    - The Circumference

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