Onam 2016 – First Day – Athachamayam 2016 in Tripunithura – Preparation -Part 1

ONAM 2016.

Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Kochi was decked up today ( 4 Sep) to celebrate Athachamayam or the first day of the ten day long Onam celebrations.

While the procession showcased all the art forms of Kerala, I snooped around the Municipal Boys school to watch the artistes prepare with their make up and costumes.

I thought I’d be the odd ball out at 7 AM but I saw a battalion of DSLR wielding folks apart from TV channels eager to grab some prime images.

I started trailing the friendly crew of SURYA TV channel and was able to get some decent footage.

This part covers only the preparation stage. I will post the procession pics in the next part.

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