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A group of men arrive by canoe to take part in a procession in a
village on Vembanadu Lake, Kerala, India.
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A group of men arrive by canoe to take part in a procession in a village on Vembanadu Lake, Kerala, India.


Procession in Kerala Backwater Village

The kettuvallam boatmen poled us steadily south through the shallow backwater that stretches between Alappuzha and Kollam.

As we came to a coir village, we stopped. By coincidence, a religious processionThe procession makes its way from house to house through the village, the drumbeats announcing their approach. arrived by canoe from across the water and went through the village pausing at house after house, giving blessings and collecting donations.The procession makes its way from house to house through the village, the drumbeats announcing their approach.








The chief priest wore, as you can see, an impressive hat.

A villager makes a donation.

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