Posted on | May 22, 2010 | 6 Comments |
Ettumanoor, the town I am from, is famous for its Shiva temple. The annual festival of the Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple called Aarattu, is celebrated in the month of February, but this year the famous golden flag pole in the temple was reinstalled and they are celebrating the aarattu all over again for the second time in May. The festival lasts 10 days, today was the 4th day. We used to look forward to the aarattu when we were kids, for all the makeshift stalls the vendors put up in front of the temple, where we could buy all kinds of trinkets and enjoy many different varieties of street food. We drove by there tonight for old time sake, it was pretty late at night and the place was almost empty. The temple looked majestic with all the lightings, pictured is the gateway to the temple where the wedding ceremonies normally take place.