Arts and Culture Travel Velakali performace in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple March 31, 2013 Velakali performance | Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Trivandrum, Kerala, India Read more: Velakali 19.129686 72.815331 Advertisements 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 ← Portrait of a man with turban from Kumbh Mela The life ahead → 67 thoughts on “Velakali performace in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple” nice Reply ↓ NIce photo. What is Velakali performance? Reply ↓ Great capture of his concentration! :) Reply ↓ Beautiful Culture capture:) Reply ↓ Nice capture! Great colours! Well done! Reply ↓ Wonderful as always Joshi! Reply ↓ a very different style to those others of yours I’ve seen – I love his look of concentration Reply ↓ Through your picture you shows us fine culture. Thanx. Hug from me, Marie Reply ↓ Nice Reply ↓ Nice colors! Reply ↓ wonderful shot!!!! http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/ Reply ↓ Nice, love the colors in it. Reply ↓ Very colorful. I wonder what the pose means. Reply ↓ Wonderful Joshi! Fabulous capture with such rich color. Blessings, Robyn Reply ↓ Great colors! Reply ↓ Colorful! Reply ↓ Wonderful capture, excellent details. Reply ↓ Velakali is a martial arts related dance. With those considerations, it’s easiest to say that it’s similar — not exact, to Capoeira which is a West African martial art originally incorporating dance as a means to disguise its tactical application during the the slave trade. These dance aspects fundamentally differentiate them from Southeast Asian martial arts like kung fu and Karate which heavily rely on patterned drills call ch’uan and kata that are often mistaken for dances by laymen but are not. Reply ↓ What a cool experience to shoot this, Joshi. Looks like a very lively and exciting event. Reply ↓ Feels gr8 to get a peek into that dance form that had almost gone extinct. Thanks for bringing it for the lesser fortunate ones like me who were not there to see it being performed after maybe forty years or so…yeah and the more i see the greedier i become wanting to see more. :) Reply ↓ Great colors! Excellent!;) Reply ↓ Nice clear shot, lovely pose, with all the vibrancy of India! Reply ↓ An interesting photo; the colors and feeling are captivating. Reply ↓ Nice shot Reply ↓ great shot. you never know what you may capture during such occasions. Reply ↓ Beauty! I have never even heard of it, forget seeing!! When does this happen usually? Reply ↓ I love the vibrance of this image. The man is obviously concentrating hard to make sure he doesn’t miss. Are there always celebrations going on where you live/photograph? Reply ↓ Great capture. Reply ↓ perfect portrait as always. Reply ↓ I can feel his dedication to what they’re doing… wonderful shot. Reply ↓ Expression captured beautifully Reply ↓ Fantastic as always! Reply ↓ Colorful … the necklace is beautiful. Reply ↓ JD,Interesting act beautifully captured. Reply ↓ Yeah, nice shot! Reply ↓ Wonderful capture Joshi !! Reply ↓ Love the colour and ceremony in this Joshi! Reply ↓ Great capture , like the colors and the guy looking up to the right Reply ↓ WONDERFUL PHOTO! BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! Reply ↓ Nice Capture joshi :) Love the bright colors too. Reply ↓ Fantastic shot. He is fully involved. Reply ↓ Thanks for including the link for more information about the Velakali performance. The pageantry must be stunning to see. This photo captures the dynamic of it. Nice work, Joshi. Reply ↓ Great timing! Fantastic capture… Reply ↓ Nice shot… Reply ↓ Nice shot. He seems engrossed. http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/04/ruralscapes-of-india.html Reply ↓ excellent picture :) Reply ↓ Spectacular Reply ↓ Beautiful street shot and so colourful! Reply ↓ Outstanding shot! Reply ↓ Another Great Capture ! Reply ↓ That young man is looking very intently engaged. Colourful. Reply ↓ Beautifully captured Reply ↓ Nicely shown this traditional dance , Phil Reply ↓ Very nicely captured, Joshi. There are so many festivals in India, it’s just amazing – and all of them seem to be a photographer’s dream. Reply ↓ I have a feeling every bit of ornamentation means something! Reply ↓ Greatly captured! :-) Reply ↓ Good one, Joshi. Reply ↓ Like his pose and his concentrated gaze. Reply ↓ Very nice picture. I love it! :-) Reply ↓ sensational image Joshi Reply ↓ as always awesome.. i think i shud make a standard reply and keep it saved hehe Reply ↓ expression beautifully captured – wondering what he is thinking or looking at Reply ↓ elegant light in this captured Reply ↓ Nice Reply ↓ this guy looks really serious.. nice one.. Reply ↓ Rich in colors! Nice capture of this scene. Have a nice day. Reply ↓ impressive! Reply ↓ 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. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Basic HTML allowed.