The sun begins to set on the "sarpa kavvu" (the serpent grove) , each idol cascading with tumeric
An elephant stands in the yard, before the paegentry begins
Temple offerings (prasadam) being prepared
The panchavadyam ensemble prepares for a rousing start
Darkeness settles in...
and lamps begin to shine
These photos are from the annual temple festival held at Ezhikera, Kerala.