Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Statues, Carvings, Sculptures

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St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

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This is not a statue, but two boys were sitting in this Tableau in a jeep van for more than 2 hrs during Church procession on the street.

school band set

These young girls played well without tiring during church procession for more than 2 hrs.

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Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast            Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                   Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                        St. Sebastian’s Feast Beautiful

Piyata Tableau                                   St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24 St.

Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I   St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

Beautiful Piyata Tableau – Athirampuzha Church

This is not a statue. Two boys are in this Piyata Tableau which was part of the procession on street as part of St. Sebastian’s Feast, Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala, India on Jan.23, 2012.

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                         Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                     Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                            Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                 St. Sebastian’s Feast

Photo – Athirampuzha Church                 St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I      St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast, Athirampuzha Church

The St. Mary’s Church at Athirampuzha is one of the oldest in Kerala. Though dedicated to Mother Mary, it is the feast of Saint Sebastian which attracts a large crowd. This annual feast is being held from 19th January to 1st February every year. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days and especially on the two main days – 24th and 25th January. I have captured images of this function and would like to share with you.

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                          Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – Athirampuzha Church                   Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                              Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                  St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                             St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I        St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

St. Sebastian’s Feast, Athirampuzha Church

The St. Mary’s Church at Athirampuzha is one of the oldest in Kerala, was constructed around 835 AD. Though dedicated to Mother Mary, it is the feast of Saint Sebastian which attracts a large crowd. This annual feast  is being held from 19th January to 1st February every year. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days and especially on the two main days – 24th and 25th January.

The procession is a spiritual ablu for the devotees. Band set including school bands, flags, gold-brass-silver wooden crosses, allavattom, venchamaram, Thazahakkuda, theevetti and beaded ornate umbrellas etc make the procession very gorgeous and regal. Ettamidam extends the celebration for eight more days. The Festival comes to an end by February 1.

School Girls Band set  is a colorful and mind refreshing treat.

Dazzling display of fireworks during the festival is a colorful visual treat.

Chenda Melam is one of the main attraction.

Shinkari Melam by Kerala women by Kerala women is another attraction.

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church –  Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church –  Jan.25 – Part I

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church –  Jan.25 – Part II

Beautiful Piyata Tableau was part of the St. Sebastian’s Feast Athirampuzha Church on Jan.23, 2012. Look like a statue, but two boys were sitting in this Tableau during the procession on the street.