Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Kanthalloor padangal

This post features the paddy fields of kanthaloor- a village in Kerala.
Photography by Ajilal

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Kodungalloor Bharani

Come evening the spirits come alive, men women and children alike dance in a frenzy and smite their foreheads with a sword, cuts and bruises, blood and gore, nothing can stop them at Kodungaloor- Its Kodungaloor Bharani, the return of the spirit at the Kodungallur temple in Kerala, South India (March- April of every year).

The velichappad (spirit) descends on them and a slur of profanity is offered to the diety.

Photographs by Ajilal- for prints leave comment