Monday, January 24, 2011

Kumble Bedi (Festival in Kanipura Sri Gopala Krishna Temple Kumbala


GRANT FESTIVAL IN KUMBALA
The annual festival of Kumbala Kanipura Temple has come to an end today morning (19/01/2011) with god coming back after ‘AARAT’ ie a dip in the pond about three Kilometer from the temple premises and the holy flag (Kodi) has come down.Popularly known as ‘’Kumble Bedi’’, because of the fantastic display of crackers done infront of the God.God will be sitting on the Banyan tree platform and display extend to almost one and half hours.Each display brings out loud hoo--- and haa---- from the amazing crowd assembled in the ground near the temple.People from different parts of north Kerala and south Karnataka assemble for the festival.
’’Bali’’ is the typical way of carriying god overhead of a poojary.Who go around the temple with god decorated with flower and ornaments which is never be too light.The poojary moves as per the tala of chendamelam and vadyam.First he moves with one of his hands supporting the god on his head and the other hand swinging.In the end he removes the support and takes fast move around the temple.Devotees turns up in large number to watch the performance of god Krishna with ultimate devotion and tension.
The santha (Market) is another attraction,with eatables like north Indian masala chats,charimori,halvas and mitayees.Bangle sellers,toy sellers,palm tellers dominate the side of the Kumbla Police Station Road.
The temple is GoplaKrishna temple with god Ganapathi and Ayyappa,Godess Devi.There is worship of Vriksha raja and naga.One can’t forget the beautiful site of god Gopalakrishna beautifully decorated and we should say that this is northern Guruvayoor.
VASUDEVASUTHAM DEVAM KAMSA CHANOORA MARDANAM
DEVAKEE PARAMANANDAM KRISHNAM VANDE JAGADGURUM

MOOKAM KAROTHI VACHALAM PANKHUM LANKHAYATHE GIRIM
YATKRIPA THAMAHAM VANDE PARAMANANDA MADHAVAM

I had a fantastic festival almost all day I was there enjoing the festival although I had bad running nose disturbing me.Thank god for giving me such an opertunity this year even when I was away from the station.

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