Friday, April 8, 2011

Trivandrum's solidarity to Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption

The fight against corruption led by Anna Hazare has won its first victory and it took thousands of people to come to the streets and show their solidarity to the great cause. Trivandrum, with just above a million population also joined the movement. People from all walks of life gathered in front of the secretariat and vowed their support to fight corruption. Eminent personalities like Sugatha Kumari, B.R.P.Bhaskar, Bhasurendra Babu, Architect Shankar, R.V.G.Menon and many others were present at the congregation. A sizable number of youth were also there to support the crusade against corruption. 

Photographs :Jothish Nair

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Theyyam comes to Trivandrum

Theyyam is a popular Hindu ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala state, India. Theyyam seems to be traveling fast to other parts of Kerala. and finally arrives at the southern most part of Kerala, Trivandrum.  

Monday, February 28, 2011

Trivandrum's own Pongala fetivities - Mankulam Parasakthi Temple

Offering Pongala to the deities is unique to Trivandrum, which has now, spread to other parts of Kerala. Here are some of the photographs of the Pongala festival held at the Mankulam Shri Parasakthi Temple, Pattom, Trivandrum.

Thottam Pattu  (the ritualistic songs which elaborate the legends related to the deities)

Frontage of the temple

Traffic on the T.K.D Road


A devotee (my mother) adding ingredients to the Pongala payasam.

Golden flag staff of the temple
Photographs: Jothish Nair

Monday, February 21, 2011

Attukal Pongala

Attukal Pongala is an annual congregation of women to offer Pongala at the Attukal temple and in the city of Trivandrum- an offering of boiled rice in earthern pot - during the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February-March). Attukal Pongala has become a symbol of devotion and dedication to Devi, the Mother goddess and above all a celebration of womanhood.

Photographs by Rajesh Kumar and Jothish Nair