Rhythm and motion

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to attend the Panguni annual festival being held at the Kabaleeshwar temple in Mylapore, Chennai from the 13th – 24th of this month. Today was the famed ‘Therottam’ where ornate chariots carrying different deities go around the temple. Suffice to say, it was a long affair, starting at 7.15 am in the morning and saw hundreds of thousands of devotees attending the event.

 

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Often in events of this scale, it is easy to forget all those elements and people who come together and contribute to the event. When I set out this morning on my self-appointed task, I wanted to capture such behind the scenes moments. But sometimes, it is easy to forget that all life is part of a complex story written by chance by the forces that be and that I too am a part of this complex dance. So while I was playing my part clicking photographs, wondering about what story I would have to tell, and generally hoping for the best, the world too went on, chaos and rhythm coming together to form an amazing experience that went beyond my self-assigned task, and turned into a memory that I would cherish for a long time. Here are some scenes from the festival. Happy viewing!

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