Sarpa Kavu (meaning Abode of the Snake God), small traditional forest(mostly man made) of green pockets, would have idols of snake gods and worshipped. This was part of Nagaradhana (snake worship) which was prevalent among keralites during past centuries. It had been practised by Ezhavas, Nairs, Arayas and many other tribal, non-tribal and costal communities all over Malabar Cost. This Sarpa Kavu is located at Sakthan Thamburan palace in Thrissur District of Kerala and was abandoned for years. Recently after the renovation of the palace, people started worshiping and providing offerings.
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RADEEH (2802) 2008-07-06 1:07
This image is an excellent document on different type of worships in this world.Excellent focus and DoF . The turmeric on the idols brings in that spiritual effect .Your gallery is having a wonderful (adipoli) collection . Great going and continue the good work . All the best !
baladeva (252) 2008-08-04 8:22
nice shot,...I would prefer a bit direct angle to show the idols, deity's from front, or bit more of the front.
Still, nice shot.Good note as well.