Project 365: Day 68 – The tigers come home


7th September 2014 – Mahe, India

The wind that carries you, is the wind beneath your wings

And your heart is always home, wherever you may roam.
After the floods, and the frenzy that is called Delhi,
The dancing tigers also found their way to home.
A good use of the nipples, I think.- Mahe, India

A good use of the nipples, I think.- Mahe, India

I took an early morning flight yet again from Delhi today, took 2 stops at Mumbai and Coimbatore, without leaving the comfort of the plush seats of Air India, and arrived in Kozhikode at 2 PM. All this hassle, only to be part of the onam celebrations at home.

The previous onam, I was driving to the northern states of Kannur and Kasargode, to check out old forts. Click here for the pictures!

Onam is the state festival of Kerala, and marks the homecoming of a mythical king called Mahabali, who the keralites consider as their true king. Almost all keralites across the world, return home for this 10-day festival, of which 4 days is a state holiday. To get in touch with their families, and to enjoy the different cultural aspects of Onam.

One of which is the Pulikkali, or the tiger dance. So, people dress up as tigers, or actually they paint their bellies as tigers, and dance around on the streets.

Yeah, we are hardcore just like that.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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