Arts and Culture Travel Velakali April 26, 2012 Velakali performance | Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Trivandrum, Kerala, India Velakali is a ritual art performed at temples in Kerala during festival time. The performers are dressed up like traditional soldiers with shields and swords/long canes. 19.129686 72.815331 Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Kerala#Ritual#Thiruvananthapuram#Traditional Post navigation ← A heart melting smile Be gentle → 140 thoughts on “Velakali” Comment navigation Newer Comments → Merci pour ces explications. Cette image change un peu de tes portraits traditionnel. Reply ↓ Stunning photo. Love the color and deminions in it. How festive and informative. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! Reply ↓ beutifull Joshi :) Reply ↓ tweeted it. lovely snap! Reply ↓ Well done Joshi, love the vibrance and the DOF. Reply ↓ lovelieee !!! Reply ↓ Great shot, – gorgeous colours! I just love this! Reply ↓ Fantastic!!!! Reply ↓ Really nice with the colourful man in the middle. Powerful dance ! Reply ↓ Hi Joshi, Thanks for sharing this. Never saw it before. Nice capture buddy. Reply ↓ Nice work..! Reply ↓ Perfect symmetry Reply ↓ Nice one.. Reply ↓ A brilliant composition as always :-) Reply ↓ great shot :) Reply ↓ lovely action moment freezed! Reply ↓ Very cool shot, reminds me of the movie ” Indiana Jones and the temple of Doom..:-)) Reply ↓ La démonstration doit être impressionnante en réelle. J’imagine le bruit de ces hommes. Reply ↓ beautiful!!! Reply ↓ superb Reply ↓ Wonderful composition and color. The depth of field is perfect, allowing me to focus on the action of the central figure. Reply ↓ Splendid shot – full of movement and colour Reply ↓ colorful and cool Reply ↓ Good framing, and nice colors ! Reply ↓ Good One ! Reply ↓ Excellent vantage point. Reply ↓ Nice! Reply ↓ बहुत सुंदर Reply ↓ stunning awe inspiring :) Reply ↓ Nice colors contrast. Reply ↓ What a pose, a shot, colours! Great job, Joshi! Reply ↓ Wow… Very interesting and so colorful ! A very beautiful photo. Have a lovely day :) Reply ↓ Awesome.. Loved the crimson. http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2012/04/princess-of-hills.html Reply ↓ The symmetry, colors and action and just superb! Reply ↓ i like this :) Reply ↓ Wonderful color and motion. Reply ↓ Cool man, I really wish to travel to Kerala and shoot…the state comes alive in this space… Reply ↓ Great capture! Reply ↓ Great photo! Reply ↓ Beautiful clear photograph and wonderful colour. Reply ↓ awesome shot man! Love seeing stuff like this. Reply ↓ Beautiful shot and the colors are adding to the beauty of the shot! Reply ↓ Very rhythmic action shot…enjoyable image. Reply ↓ Nice shot! Reply ↓ KOOl stuff. Reply ↓ That must have been a spectacular sight! Reply ↓ Beautiful colors !!! great job. Reply ↓ Motion and colour! Very alive and vibrant. Reply ↓ Fantastic color and love the dept of field. Reply ↓ Lovely capture. Thanks for sharing Reply ↓ Really love the reds, I would have loved to have seen this in person! Great capture Joshi and of course, thank you for sharing. :D Reply ↓ great shot! i like the point of focus and depth.. :) Reply ↓ very very nice. Thanks for sharing. Reply ↓ Great shot and very interesing Joshi!!! Reply ↓ Great composition!! Reply ↓ Excellent shot of this impressive group, great colors! Reply ↓ Very colorful, like India, Joshi! But I’d hate to be a real soldier and be that bare! :) Reply ↓ Simply Superb! Reply ↓ Joshi, don’t take me wrong… yet to get that Joshi-touch back. waiting… Reply ↓ I like very much the framing, the colors and the scenery Reply ↓ wow… just luv it Regards, J Jasanpictures.com Reply ↓ adipoliiii… d color is soo soothing!! Reply ↓ Nice photograph, Dan. Do you have more from this, would like to see Reply ↓ They are so beautiful dressed it’s hard to believe they are soldiers! Beautiful composition and a great depth in the photo Joshi! Reply ↓ Very nice, I like this photo. Reply ↓ You found a lovely framing and the right DOF , for this shot ! I like it ! Phil Reply ↓ beautiful depth of field, nice done Reply ↓ Warriors! All ready to fight! :) Reply ↓ The DOF and focus are tremendous! Reply ↓ OH very stylish shot Joshi! Cool! :-) Reply ↓ une danse de guerriers superbe !!! Reply ↓ Stunning! Love the colors! Reply ↓ Love the vibrancy of this shot! Reply ↓ Dramatic composition. Thanks for the visit! Reply ↓ Tu sais faire de belles choses en dehors des portraits Reply ↓ As usual, this is my second attempt to comment on your beautiful photo:) But the first attempt was in a village, so the internet cracked at the last minute. But this is to let you know that when your post comes alive on the blogosphere I am so eager to see what it would be!!! This post I like for these reasons–vibrancy of colors, I can sense motion in the pic–there is a continuity I feel, and it is so fresh that I was transported to the temple area and almost felt like I was seeing the performance in front of my eyes–great work! Reply ↓ Awesome +++ Reply ↓ Joshi….. I am sure you plan to host an exhibition of all your captures.The question now is…when and where ? It would be cliche to say….’awesome’ :) Click on….. :D Reply ↓ Great freezing of action. Well framed and timed. Reply ↓ thats y I love Kerala…most colourful… Reply ↓ Lovely capture!! Reply ↓ Interesting photo with nice info on velakali thankS Reply ↓ That is so beautiful! Rich colors! Reply ↓ Fantastic work with the focus and DOF in this photo!! Realy a powerfull shot!! Reply ↓ Very colorful and informative Reply ↓ The colours and composition are just amazing :) Reply ↓ Amazing , well done …. Reply ↓ Apart from being a dedicated visual artist, I am also a lifelong martial artist; predominantly of Shotokan Karate. It’s fascinating to me how the sizes of their shields are the same as those used in Somali martial arts that use spears, sticks and canes. Good placement to get that shot. Reply ↓ Your photos are always very nice, i like them Reply ↓ Its a WoW capture :) lovd it… Reply ↓ Cool capture! Reply ↓ Cool capture with great colors! Reply ↓ Amazing shot ! Reply ↓ Fantastic colors and wonderful sense of movement. Excellent shot. Reply ↓ Colourful and potentially scary, if I were facing that number of men, pointing their swords at me! Excellent composition; thanks for the info too. Reply ↓ nice one :) its lovely :) I have a surprise for you visit my blog. http://saurabhchawla2345.blogspot.in/ Reply ↓ Joshi, this is a really beautiful shot buddy. Well done on all accounts. I cannot wait to get to India!!! I will be in the country in a year! Reply ↓ love the colors and the atmosphere you captured :) Reply ↓ As always a great shot!! Reply ↓ NIce one again; thank you to share with us so beautiful scene of your country. Nicely done. Have a nice day. Reply ↓ Comment navigation Newer Comments → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. 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