Velakali performace in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum, Kerala
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.

140 Replies to “Velakali”

  1. I love your images, Joshi. You always manage to capture such a personal photo. I love the colours, especially. It must be so busy there, while the performance is going on. How many people typically attend this?

  2. perfect composition with excellent color combination; this is a stunning and attractive photo Joshi ( it goes without saying the action with in the photo is totally amazing and completely unique! )

  3. It’s a beautiful shot and the long lens you have used compresses the perspective so that the action is distilled and tight. You captured the peak of the moment at the exact right time.

  4. The dominant colours of red, white and gold are very striking. The strong poses of the dancers with the golden shield acting as a bulls eye right in the centre, catches my attention.

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