Leftovers from Aalayamman Temple in Teynampet

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August, the month of Adi for the Goddess Laki Amman Festival.

Image Gallery – Fujifilm Color and B&W ACROS Film Simulation

 

Goddess Laki Amman Festival @ Aalayamman Temple Teynampet

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影).

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August, the month of Adi for the Goddess Laki Amman Festival.  Two particular events that intrigue Westerns like myself are:

  1. Theemithi (fire-walking ritual): This ritual is performed mostly in evenings or nights. Men and women gather in front of an area where burning charcoal is setup on the floor. Devotees walk on this fiery patch to pay for their wrongdoings.
  2. Penance: Self imposed punishment for wrongdoings is also very common among devotees. Carrying fire pots with bare hands, tongue and skin impalement and flagellation are encouraged to get rid of devotees’ guilt.

In this post, I’ve captured the Penance of common people for wrongdoings to remove devotees’ guilt.  In a later post, I’ll share images from the fire-walking ritual.

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Mylapore Kapaleeshawarar Temple – Chariot Festival

In part II of the Mylapore Chariot Festival, let’s shift from viewing people to showing the “Chariot” (Car) in its splendor as it exits the temple garage to travel around the block.  I didn’t stay for the entire event yet being on the rooftop this year was definitely an improvement with different point of views and a safe haven against the crowds.

Chariot Festival Gallery – Color

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Chariot Festival Gallery – Black & White

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Chariot Festival Gallery – Monochrome

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Chariot Festival Gallery – Infrared (720nm)

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Chariot Festival Gallery – Sketchings and Paintings

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