In the Indian culture and tradition, rituals are almost daily. Being mostly connected to the Hindu religion, there is always a different God to venerate or thank. These noisy and colorful rituals are always celebrated with great participation... drums and flowers are always protagonists.
A group of drummers in a Hindu festival. In order to accompany the passage of an elephant all decorated with gold, they began to dance and play energetically .. you could see and feel the adrenaline of the musicians.
During the Holi Festival, on the streets you will be constantly stopped to to be totally painted with colored powders. At the end of the day you'll find yourself with face and clothes covered by many different colors... all beautiful and very bright.
A man coming out from a shop in Chennai. The painted lines on the forehead are a clear symbol of his Hindu belief.
Well, the cows around here definetely must feel very lucky.. They're fortunate to be born in a land where, for the most of the people, the cow is considered a sacred animal. Is normal to see them roaming carefree all around the streets, eating everything that comes within range, trash included.
The Holi is an Hindu festival celebrated annually to wish an happy and prosperous year. The celebrations usually last a day (some cities' like Pushkar up to a week). The night before the festival are burned some fires in the streets of the cities' where during the day the women bring necklaces made of cow dung and men instead a trunk to be placed in the middle.
Thrissur Pooram is a popular temple festival of the South Indian state of Kerala. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur town every year on the "Pooram" day of the Malayalam Calendar month of "Medam".
A small town on the coast a couple of hours south from Chennai, with plenty of impressive temples hollowed on the stone.
Kanyakumari is a small and colorful coastal town of Tamil Nadu state. It's situated in the extreme southern point of India. kanyakumari was one of the most important city of the ancient Tamilakam (in Sangam period) and a famous tourist destination.