Adoor Gajamela is another popular fair or mela held in India which takes place in India every year in Sree Parthasarathy Temple in Adoor town and Pathanamthitta district in Kerala.
Kerala and Elephants
The exceptional area of Kerala consistently amazes us with its enchanting magnificence, stunning society and customs, tremendous celebrations and some more.
Kerala has an innumerable number of celebrations that are one of a kind, dynamic and vivid. The most vital component of each Kerala temple festival is the great elephant pageantry. Keralites can’t think about a strict pageant without elephants. The relentless pachyderms lavishly caparisoned with gold, silver and some gold-plated decorations, ringers, and pieces of jewellery make for a magnificent display during the celebrations.
The elephant is the most cherished and the venerated creature in South India and all the more so in Kerala.
Any festival or fair without elephants don’t accomplish their ideal height. Gaja is Sanskrit implies elephant and mela implies a fair. The Adoor Gajamela is in this manner a fair of elephants.
Time of Adoor Gajamela
The celebration of Adoor Gajamela happens on the last day of the ten day long annual festival in Kerala. It is usually organized in the month of January or February.
Description of Adoor Gajamela
Nine grandly caparisoned elephants participate right now which begins from the Parthasarathy Temple and finishes at Chennapatti sanctuary, 3 km from Adoor. Ottanthullal other conventional works of art are additionally organized on the tenth day. The altar of Partasarathy is devoted to Lord Krishna, known here for the sake of Parthasarathy.
Partha’s is the other name for Arjuna’s character in the Hindu epic book Mahabharata. Furthermore, Saraythy implies charioteer. Master Krishna drove Arjun’s chariot during the Battle of Kurukshetra. The sanctuary also observes Ashtamirohini the birthday celebration of Sri Krishna.
Parichamuttukali – a martial art dance by practiced by Nazrani Christians bearing swords & shields, Mayoora Nritham – Peacock move, Amman Kudam, Velakali – a dance which symbolises ancient warfare, and so on are performed at the sanctuary during the Ashtami Rohini celebration.
Adoor Gajamela Celebration
Right now, the best and most grounded of elephants from over the state strive against one another for the Gajaraja Pattam which is a title which actually signifies ‘The Lord of Elephants’. Elephants improved in sparkling trimmings and joined by customary works of art like panchavadyam are an incredible sight.
The Gajamela is a suitable end to the celebration which features the choicest of ethnic fine arts. Take in a whiff of the social pith of Kerala with Indian Festival Tours. The elephant is the most all around cherished and the loved creature in South India and all the more so in Kerala.
Author: Simran Grover
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