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Travel-blog / 24.04.2015

Imagine a scene where thousands of sword wielding oracles both men and women called velichappads wearing vermilion costumes, swarming a temple premise. The festival usually falls in the Malayalam month of meenam (roughly March/April) every year. The legendary Bharani festival is noted for the spectacular event called kaavu theendal in which oracles; both men and women from different parts of the State arrive at Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple. The oracles run in a trance around the temple and smite their crown with a sword, proclaiming their communion with the Mother...

Travel-blog / 29.03.2015

The Sri Mutharamman Temple is located in Kulasekharapatnam near Thiruchendur in the Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu. It's one of the most famous spots for Dussehra Festival and Lakhs of people are assembled here to celebrate this festival. This temple stands unique amongst the other temples, which celebrates Dusshera. The same Dusshera itself is celebrated here as a 12-day function instead of 9 days. During the Dussehra, devotees dress like the god/goddess and will not do any mischief, leaving all bad habits, and will be pure at body, mind...

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