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Friday, April 23, 2010 9:53:31 AM (IST)  

Mangalore : Spectacular Fire Play to Appease Deity at Kateel Temple

Mangalore : Spectacular Fire Play to Appease Deity at Kateel Temple
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje 
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VA)
 


Mangalore, Apr 23: The devotees at Kateel Durgaparameshwari temple get to witness a unique ritual of pleasing the Gods. As a part of eight-day festival at the temple, here two villagers use burning palm fronds against each other to display their reverence to the deity. 









































The tradition which is known as ‘Agni Keli’ or Toothedhara(in Tulu)  is being carried out in the temple during the festival for centuries. 

Agni Keli usually takes place on the second day of the eight- day fest. During the ritual, a person can have a go at his opponent just five times and the sixth time the palm fronds have to be discarded. The burning palm fronds are thrown at the opponent and he picks up and throws against the opposite group, not any individual. The people who suffer burns are sprayed with water of Kumkumarchane. The ritual lasts for 15 minutes. 



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GURUPRASAD.S, BANGALORE
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thanks DAIJIWORLD.Excellent photographs,

Swetha kamath, Hyderabad
Monday, April 26, 2010

Thanks DAIJIWORLD.Excellent photographs. May Kateel durga paremeshwari devi bless all of us with peace and good healthJAI MA DURGAPARAMESHWARI.

Nithin, Kateel
Monday, April 26, 2010

kateelu Durga parameshwari Ammanavara Padaravindakke Govindaani Govinda..........Govinda........

Jayaraj, Sharjah
Sunday, April 25, 2010

THANKS DAIJIWORLD & ALL THE BEST ALSO.

Umesh Rai, Puttur/Dammam
Saturday, April 24, 2010

JAI MA DURGAPARAMESHWARI.... APPE MATHERGLA YEDDE KORLEY THAI!!!

sunilkumar, panambur
Saturday, April 24, 2010

sarvaroopa maya devi sarva devi mayam jaghat,atthoham parmashwareem ya devi madhu kaitabba prmathanee ya mahishnomulnee, ya doomrekshana chanda munda prmathanee ya raktha beejakshini
sa chandi nava koti shakthi sahitha maam patu vishweshwari, namoh devi

Dr Kishore Amin, Mumbai
Saturday, April 24, 2010

May Shree Kateel Durgaparameshwari give strength to tackle all obstacles in all our walks of life and lead a peaceful and harmonius future.

Anand Dubai, moolur
Friday, April 23, 2010

Thank you Daiji Kateelu Mahothsav

santhosh suvarna, mangalore/ west africa/ ghana
Friday, April 23, 2010

THANK you daiji so much . may SHREE KATEEL DURAGAPARAMESHWARI BLESS YOU AND YOUR TEAM IN ALL ASPECT OF WORK UR DOING . AND MY PRAYER TO MY GOD SHREE KATEEL DURGAPARAMESHWARI AMMANAVARA PADARAVINDAKKA GOVINDANI GOVINGAAA .................... GOVINDAAAA

sujithkumar, polali,k s a
Friday, April 23, 2010

thanks daiji & dayanad good snaps sri kateelu amnanavara padaravindakke govindare govinda

UDAYA SHETTY, KATEEL
Friday, April 23, 2010

NICE SNAPS, THANKS DAIJI.I SEEN FIRST TIME 'THOOTEDHARA'IN KATEEL.REALY DANGEROUS

M Sunil, Bangalore
Friday, April 23, 2010

Excellent photos. I really miss Kateel after being transferred to Bangalore. It is very nice that ancient traditions are still being followed. But it appears that the ritual could prove dangerous if not properly supervised. Further it is advisable that they keep one or two ambulances as ready in case of emergencies.

murthy, Manyioor / Hyderabad
Friday, April 23, 2010

Excellent photographs. Thanx for the same , May Kateel devi bless all of us with peace and good health. Daijiworld is doing a great work by publishing these events which makes feel at home even though we are far away from home. Kateel ammanvarige jayavagali.

Kateel Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore/Bengalur
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thank you Daiji & Dayanand Kukkaje for putting up nice snaps of final day events of Kateelu jathra mahothsav which I felt as if at home.Kateelu Shree Durgaparameshwari ammanavara padaravindakke Govindani Govingaaa....Govinda...

 
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