This is the month March and it is time for temple festivals at Cherthala! The Vadakkumkara pooram is just over. A lot of celebrations and rejoicing everywhere. Festivities on the street. Decorated elephants, processions and traditional rites. I love the fireworks at Vadakkumkara temple. Alas! This year even though I was at Pallippuram I missed it. Elephants! The poor creatures! I love elephants and sympathise with them. What else could I do? An elephant procession is in progress at Vadakkumkara. Here are some pictures.