Saturday, August 30, 2014

Athachamayam 2014 in water !



Athachamayam 2014 was in water, all wet and tired. I was not able to capture too many shots but I managed to capture some of them when the rain slowed down.


photos of the Athachamayam 2014
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For those of you who do not know what an Athachamayam is, I have included some notes below:

Athachamayam is the start of the ten day Onam festival in Kerala. On this occasion we get a chance to see most of the folk art forms of Kerala. Athachamayam is celebrated each year on the Malayalam month Chingam. This event is celebrated at town of Tripunithura that is a Royal historical place. As I understand, Athachamayam is organized in the memory of the victory of the King of Kochi.

Onam is a harvest festival of Kerala that is celebrated every year and different cultural and social events are organized across the state. Tripunithura Athachamayam features parade of elephants, tableus, folk art forms like Pulikkali, Theyyam, Mailattam, Kavadiyattam and classical dances like Kathakali and Mohiniyattom. There are different group that showcase their performance in Pandimelam and Panchavadyam.

The flag known as the Atham flag is brought from the Vamanamurthy temple in Thrikkakkara, Kochi. It is believed that the people of Thripunithura who are in different parts of the world come to their hometown on this occasion to celebrate Athachamayam, I am not sure about that.


Water in Athachamayam 14
                                                   Pictures from Athachamayam 2014


Athachamayam 2014 displayed 18 different items during the celebration, however the glow of the 2014 Athachamayam was damaged due to unexpected rain. I saw the procession moving from statue junction in the morning. While I was ready to witness it, rain rain rain...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time runs quick, going nowhere fast!



I thought I understand people better, "hmm... you are not a psychologist" says the person in the kitchen. It is indeed a good feeling to be married, I agree!
Making a 'stitched mouth' speak is in itself a hard job and she does that well; My wife, she' s trying to study me, trying to cope up with my nature! I appreciate her hard work :-)

It was summer and winter; Autumn, spring and monsoons, huh! I am yet to experience some of them.

If you have a life, get married! that's something you shouldn't miss. Finding a perfect partner isn't practical but understanding each other is practically possible. You get a permanent friend, a companion who stays with you a whole life, shares happiness, sorrow, pain.

I met a saint once when I was a child and he told me "If you fear something, do that first", he believes that one could remove the fear and then you are left with no fear.


Time is running fast and I am trying to maintain my pace. I recently saw a white hair on my forehead, "is that symbol of luck or am I getting old?". I am missing something that I was preserving for long...

'Change', one should practice that to cope up with life.

LIfe at Abhi...

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