Theyyam – by God’s Grace


Yesterday, it was the first time ever I took my camera to shoot Theyyam, I always wanted to capture and watch Theyyam, was waiting for the event in Technopark, I know Theyyam itself is considered as God in Malabar regions, Kerala, I have given that respect while I was shooting, in a moment I bend down to take a snap when the theyyam was near a fire lit up there, and the very next moment theyyam has splashed the light! There were a lot of photographers around, cameras ranging from mobile to DSLR, I don’t think any of them got that moment, fortunately by the grace of God, I got it.. when I checked the preview in my camera, I was so thrilled that I jumped with happiness.. Yes!

Theyyam @ Technopark, Trivandrum | Ajay S Nair Photography

Theyyam @ Technopark, Trivandrum | Ajay S Nair Photography

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Journey to Meenmutti waterfalls


Just like every Sunday, I woke up late.. went for a small walk, and was thinking how to spend this rainy day.. once I reached back home, my family was thinking of an outing, and we selected Ponmudi, There were several reason which pulled us back, the whether, sister’s kids.. distance.. but we jointly took this decision, and every one got ready, were feeling trippy!! ..

We started our journey by 11.45 A.M, in a car.. it started raining after a few minutes of journey.. but we continued.. after around 40 KMs, I spotted a direction board, which says, 5.5 KM to Meenmutti, and when we reached.. we came to know that there is 1KM to walk inside the forest to reach the waterfalls..

meenmutty forest

The forest path!

So.. there comes another situation to take a decision, me and my brother-in-law along with his kid, little Sruthy, she is in UKG now, we will be going and my mom and sis along with 1yr old Sreya will stay there only.

Then we started walking and in less than 5 mints it started raining.. Oh.. maan..!! It was not an eazy task to walk through really hard paths.. and then to handle umbrella in on hand and camera in another! and for Brother-in-law to handle Sruthy and umbrella..

rain journey

My brother-in-law managing his kid to walk through Meenmutty forest.

It was much difficult to walk forward.. but we somehow managed.. and we walked the whole path.. and another interesting thing which I found there is.. there were families including babies.. old people.. I was thinking like.. Oh Gosh! it’s not good for me to even think that I’m getting tired..

Then finally after a journey of one and a half hours.. we reached THE MEENMUTTY WATERFALLS!!
It was mass… better you see it by yourself.. words may not be enough..

meenmutty-waterfalls, Trivandrum

Meenmutty waterfalls, near Ponmudi, Trivandrum, Kerala

On the way back.. something weird happened.. leach attack.. for me, brother in law.. and to our little Sruthy too..!!

I will continue writing about the trip to Ponmudi, the beautiful montain top in my next post..
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