18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
An elephant parade during a temple festival in Kerala, India.

Temple festivals usually take place from January-April in the state of Kerala in India. This one is on the occasion of Ayyappan Vilakku that happens during the months leading to devotees flocking to Sabarimala to worship the Hindu deity, Lord Ayyappa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Palakkad, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Pramod Kanakath