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Types Of Kavadi

  • 21 Jan 2021
Types-Of-Kavadi

The word Kavadi is derived from ‘kaavu’ and ‘tadi’ which means a pole to carry things. Kavadi has various shapes, sizes and colors.

It is slung across the shoulder. Kavadis are decorated with string of bells, flowers and peacock feathers. These are some of the Kavadis that you might witness during Thaipusam.

READ: What is Thaipusam?

1)    Paal Kavadi

The kavadi is decorated with peacocok feathers and a picture of Lord Murugan. Then, pots filled with milk are placed with the kavadi and carried over the shoulder for Lord Murugan.

2)    Alangara Kavadi

The Kavadi is decorated beautifully with a picture of Lord Murugan, religious symbols, bells and peacock feathers.

3)    Pushpa Kavadi

This Kavadi is a treat for the eyes as it is decorated with colorful flowers. The flowers are arranged in a way to look like Lord Murugan or other religious symbols.

4)    Karumbu Toddi

Parents carry their child in a bundle held by a pole of sugar cane as a gratitude of being blessed with a child.

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