Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A visit to our family temple in Kerala


The big banyan tree in the temple compound.


Kunnath Kavu, a temple in Mundakkottukurissi village in Shoranur, Palakkad Dist, Kerala. This is our "kudumba kshetram" (family temple). I clicked these shots during my recent visit to my native place, where we had our large family meet, to which people came from all parts of the country.

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Our family members are lighting the lamps.




The temple pool.
The main festival here is called Vela which takes place in March every year. It is a chariot festival. Chariots will be coming from the neighboring villages also during this festival. We shared our nostalgic memories of the festival, going around the temple.






The entrance to the temple.






Our family members are lighting the lamps around the temple, called Chuttu vilakku, after having a get together of our extended family.

2 comments:

shooting star said...

well...i think its nice to get back to your roots once in a while....its quite a grounding experience....

travelmuse said...

You're right. It is really a very nice feeling of being with your roots- a rewarding experience!! Thank you.