Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hanging Cradles of Koonambai

Cradles of Hope

The tree is flooded with cradles, on which hang the hopes and happiness of many a family. Myth has it that childless women will be blessed with babies if they tie cradles to a tree in the temple courtyard. This photo is taken from Koonambai temple, near Kollam. Such a practice is popular in many temples in Kerala, but none as popular as Koonambai temple. (Photo credit: Subhash Chirayinkeezhu.)