Nettipattam is a Malayalam word for caparison. Nettipattam (caparison) is a popular traditional glittering ornamental handicraft to adorn the foreheads of elephants for temple festivals in Kerala.
This Nettipattam available in different sizes, which is made in polymer fibre. It represents the entire pantheon of gods and goddess in Hinduism. Each bubble depicts Pancha-bhoothas, Thrimoorthies (Vishnu, Brahma and Maheswar), Navagrahas, Ashta-vasus, Saptarishis (7 saints), Moola-Ganapathi etc. So people believe that Nettipattam brings prosperity, peace and blessings.
It takes a lot of time and efforts in the making of a traditional nettipattam.
Uses of Nettipattam