One of the several duties of temple elephants - blessing devotees. This is at the Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple. These are the two elephants that figured last month on this blog. But the pics were taken on different occassions.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
A `Poikaal Kudhirai' (dummy horse) performance. Like the Karaga attam (pic below), these performers were a regular sight on Chennai's streets. But nowadays they are seen only during festivals or arranged programmes like this one at the Mylapore Festival a few years back.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
A flock of painted storks outlined against the evening sky at Vedanthangal bird sanctuary near Chennai. The place is about 45 km south of Chennai, near Chinglepet. The place comes alive with a huge variety of birds sometime in October-November and the season lasts up to February-March. Go early in the season to see them at their best, they are in courtship, later they are busy building nests, raising a family...
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
A view of the water birds, mostly pin tail ducks, at the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary has rich bird life following the mosoons. It is in Andhra Pradesh, near Tada, close to Tamil Nadu border. It is about two or three hours' drive to the north of Chennai.