These are a series of shots from a celebration called “Kettu kazhcha” kettu meaning tied up or put together and kazhcha meaning show. This as every other celebration, is a community event. The nearby villages each make their own colorful effigy of 2 bullocks each using wooden frames on wheeled chariots as base and tying up truck loads of hay to shape the bodies. Then the heads are attached and decorations added. These massive heads are carved by hand out of wood and hand painted. There are 13 villages that partake in this celebration in front of a shiva temple (Parabrahma kshethram) at Padanilam (a place in Alleppey district near Nooranadu in Kerala South India) meaning there would be 13 humongous and colorful effigies lined up together in all their splendour every Shivarathri… must be quite something… It is supposed to represent a mock fight.. so it is competitive too…
You have already seen another shot of this serie, but I had to post this one in higher resolution, according to the rules of one of the Flickr group.
Here is the previous note:
During a walk in Rameswaram surroundings I saw theese two kids coming from school .
They live in a wooden house,in the dunes.
The garden gate have a little aperture to look outside.
They stayed here, very curious about me, for somes seconds.
We had a lot of fun!