Here are some lovely sights of divine procession of Devi (Goddess) of Manappullikavu temple in Palakkad City.
On the last day of the yearly ten-day long temple festivities of Manappullikavu, the Deity of Devi is taken on a divine procession around the streets in the localities near the temple. The procession usually lasts for around two hours. The Devi is taken around accompanied by a number of adorned elephants, drummers, dancers and decorations. The households along the route of the procession offer bananas and food for the elephants and drinks and sweets to those accompanying the Goddess. Thousands of devotees line up the route of divine procession and seek blessings of Devi.
Hinduism accept the ultimate form of God as “Brahman”. Brahman is infinite, gender-less, pervasive and the ‘single binding unity behind the diversity in all that exists in the universe’. However, it can manifest itself into a number of forms which include Gods and Goddess to whom ordinary humans can relate to and communicate with easily. The divine procession of Manappullikavu Devi signifies such a close relation between the people in the area and the ultimate divine.