Photographer's Note

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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  • Copyright: Sanjeev Kochumon (sanjeevkochumon) (108)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-00-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-05 23:27
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