Blogging has made me move myself and go to places where I have not been for years although I am living close by and it has made me look at things with a new perspective and understanding apart from taking part in the joy and celebration that is taking place all around me.
Last Saturday, I went to Thripunithura to see the Atham procession.All the four main roads of the town were milling with spectators like me and the festive mood of the people could be clearly seen.All vehicular traffic was stopped for almost two long hours.
This years Onam celebrations begins with the colorful Athan procession.The procession featured display of traditional and folk art forms like theyyam,thiruvathira kali,kummatti,karagaattam,kolkali and garudan thookam and singaramelam by women,
The floats displayed in the procession depicted immortal scenes from the epics as well the contemporary issues.
I will not be able to post all photos in one post.Here are some for your viewing pleasure. Please click on the photos for a larger view.