Friday, January 15, 2010

COCHIN CARNIVAL

Some of you associated with Kerala like Rema,Sindhu and Ram guessed correctly.Those people in my previous post were waiting for the Cochin Carnival parade which is held once a year in Fort Cochin on the 1st of January. Many of them had come hours before to occupy vantage positions. The crowd was indeed huge and the police had a tough time controlling the crowd. Not that there were any untoward incidents but the people were getting in the way of the parade and hindering smooth flow. The air was elctrifying, the excitement was unbridled and the festive mood filled everywhere. I am posting some photos for your viewing pleasure.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGE LOVELY VIEW.









TO BE CONTINUED:)

24 comments:

Creativity!! said...

Beautiful Pictures :) :) Thanks A Lot For Sharing These Pictures :) :)

Rain said...

Wow!!! That was worth the wait! Thanks for sharing Joseph! That photo of the elephant is beautiful....no elephants on this side of the world!! Can't wait to see more!!!

SindhuBhairavi said...

Thanks for posting the photos.. i miss the carnival.. a lot of memories come fresh seeing those photos.. thanks a bunch! So where is my prize?? :)

actually anyone who has been there.. will never guess it wrong.. :)

take care..

Have a nice day!

Catherine said...

Even the elephant ears are colored !
What a nice first picture, Joseph !
And we can feel people joy on evry one's face. Carnival period is always a pleasant moment for young and old.....every body is same aged.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. love these pics! we enjoy taking the boys to parades...always much fun. thanks for taking us to this one with you!

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arlee bird said...

Looks like quite the festive occasion. This is such a big and varied world with so many places to see and things to experience. Thank you for sharing what I will probably never experience for myself.
Lee

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy to see that there is such a happy mood.

Please have you all a wonderful weekend.

Satheesh Kumar said...

Thanks a lot for sharing these beautiful photos. They are like a feast to my eyes. I must visit Cochin one day to see this Carnival.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Hello Joseph, thanks for the best wishes, arrived safe and sound. just found this Interenet shop.
I loved your post and the pictures are as usual fantastic.

Alas things are not good here, weather is excellent but my son told me to "Go away" last night when I approached him.

Well at least I have tried one can do no more.

Take care and God Bless
Yvonne

magicpolaroid said...

hi joseph! hope all is ok there! carnival is always great festa there than here and i hope come soon!
hugs, Luis

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic Festival Joseph !! I really enjoyed this post !! Thanks for sharing.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Joseph

The photographs are wonderful. I have heard so much of this carnival but never witnessed one so far.Only seen pictures. The carnival really covers so many traditional and cultural aspects of Kerala.It is an occasion of joy and merriment when you forget your problems and differences.Hopefully I shall plan a visit next time around and watch the Carnival!

Thanks.
Ram

A New Beginning said...

Atlast the secret is out!!! :) had fun!!

Amrita said...

Dear Mr JP (please don 't mind me shortening your name - I am doing it with respect).

Thank you for taking us with you to see the carnival. THe enthusiasm is apparent - the colors and sounds too. Looks like a fun event for all.

We went to an Army Exhibition and Mela and i will blog about it.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful. The snaps of the carnival are very colorful.

Haddock said...

These are great.
Had been to Cochin so many times but never go to see these.

Mommi said...

Great pics. This kinda reminds of the Mardi Gras festival that takes places in New Orleans, Louisana. It is usually in the month of February. I love carnivals, parades, or just any type of festivities.

tikno said...

Beautiful Pictures and also have the sense of cultural.

Rema said...

So I am right. I haver never witnessed a carnival I have only heard about it. Now seeing such beatiful pics I feel I must make it once atleast. In this crowd how did u manage to take such clear and good pics? Thanks for the same. It is a good treat.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rema:)

Many thanks for your comment. It is worth seeing this carnival although there is a huge crowd.
I have more photos to be posted but since sky rocketing prices have become a serious issue affecting people like you and me, I thought I will write a poston galloping prices and continue with the carnival photos later.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Valerie said...

It is many years since I was a proper carnival. Your pictures are awash with colour and joyfulness and the 'blue' men really stood out. Thank you for sharing this happy occasion.

J P Joshi said...

The colour and the crowd participation are visible in these beautiful photographs and that is what makes carnivals worth it. Thanks for sharing these photographs of the Cochin Carnival.

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

Cool. I liked the photographs that had the traditional band, the mask and the remnants from the Avatar movie.

As I mentioned in your most recent post (aerial view of Kochi) I was in Kochi during my honeymoon. It was somewhere close to Dec 15. Perhaps if I had pushed to the last week of Dec I could have stayed for the new year to watch this unique extravaganza.