|Elephant playing with water during festival|
First they guided us to a couple of temples to hear traditional Indian drums. I loved it! I really liked the rhythm and power of those drums, I could have stayed there for hours just listening them play.
Later on we went to a house where there were more locals playing drums although I think not that traditional anymore, but it was still awesome. I guess it was the major's house or the house of some other wealthy Indian family. Take a look at the video below so you can listen to the power of those drums.
|Video of traditional Indian drums during Kerala Temple Festival|
Besides the drums there was also something very impressive and beautiful to see. Some locals would carry on their heads and shoulders huge ornamental bamboo towers with some special designs and they would spin in one place creating an amazing effect. It was really fascinating to see.
|Video of Indian dancing heads during Kerala Temple Festival|
Enjoying the magic of India
It was an amazing experience to be right there during this incredible Kerala Hindu Temple Festival. It was one of my best weeks. First I had a great time visiting a dear friend at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Coimbatore. Then I moved to Fort Cochin to practice yoga with Sajee. I met some really nice people at Sajee's Yoga Studio and together we enjoyed the festival in Fort Cochin. Finally after visiting Sajee's Yoga Studio I came to this new place, Arsha Yoga Gayathri, where I was able to continue enjoying more of the magic of India along with other yogis. Amazing!