Camera: Canon 550d (Rebel T2i)
Festival: Onam Festival (In Office)
See the Pictures here: flickr.com/photos/mypandorasbox/sets/72157627623090074/
I shot the frames by hand and not with any device except the camera, I was experimenting on timelapse,
and since i didn't have a time to buy the device or the tripod and software. I have to shot each and every frame by hand, hence the shake.
I got the tools for timelapse video later and tried some, which you can see below.
With Software and Tripod:
video 1: vimeo.com/28716833
video 2: vimeo.com/28772388
What is Onam Festival?
Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in the Modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the festival of rain flowers which fell on the Malayalam month of Chingam celebrated the annual visit from pathalam[Hell] of the very noble Demon King Mahabali. Onam is unique since king Mahabali is revered by people of Kerala from prehistory.
According to the legend, Kerala witnessed its golden era during the reign of King Mahabali. Everybody in the state was happy and prosperous and the king was highly regarded by his subjects. He was that much highly regarded among the subjects that even the Gods under Indra became jealous of Mahabali, they approached Mahavishnu claiming that Mahabali is now equivalent to an Indra. Since a world with two Indras represents imbalance, Mahavishnu assumed the form of a dwarf: the Vamana avatara had tricked him to Pathalam, the Underworld. However, as Mahabali is equal to an Indra, he is to wait until the next Yuga where he would be the Indra. In the meantime, with the grace of Mahavishnu, Mahabali visits his people on an annual basis. Mahavishnu serves Mahabali as a gatekeeper in the world of Pathalam as the Lord himself serves his greatest devotees.
It is this visit of Mahabali that is celebrated as Onam every year.