Thursday, February 24, 2011

T for temple car

The massive cart that takes a lot of manpower for moving belongs to a temple in Myiladuthurai Tamilandu. The deity is taken out in this car in ceremonial procession on special occasions around the temple neighbourhood. It takes scores of devotee to get this thing moving. Hundreds who escort the deity in procession take turns to pull the temple car.
My post for Alphabe-Thursday.

13 comments:

  1. I love this picture. I find this so interesting.

    Teresa

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  2. Very interesting post ... thanks so much for sharing this photo.

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  3. Wow! It is huge. I bet it takes many strong people to move it.

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  4. That is the biggest rope I have ever seen!!!

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  5. I like learning about such interesting traditions. The cart looks very heavy to push indeed!

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  6. New follower.
    I wonder how much that rope weighs. Wow.
    It reminds me of our trip to Morocco a few years ago and the fancy chairs they rent out for weddings.

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  7. Fascinating post! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy T Day!
    Coralie

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  8. It looks massive ... those wheels ... that rope ... such an interesting post!

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  9. What a fascinating stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "T".

    I saw a show about this on Discovery and it was really fascinating.

    It's neat to see the temple car out of the context of TV and in a 'real' photo.

    Absolutely intriquing.

    Thank you for linking.

    A+

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