A row of vinayaka statues lined up at the Chennai beach waiting to be dumped into the sea. These pictures were taken two or three years back. In recent times due to various regulations including pollution control the sizes of statues have been brought down and such paints are also not used. This is now an annual event here after the `Vinayaka Chaturthi' festival when the statues from all parts of the City are brought in trailers to the Marina to be dumped into the sea using a crane.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Saturday, September 10, 2005
A view of the temple complex from a housetop. Devotees throng the roof tops for a view of the pooja.
A view of the Kapaleeswarar temple lit up for the Kumbabhishekam. The temple tank in the foreground reflects the light.
Monday, September 05, 2005
Painted storks feeding near Shriharikota road. Details of location below. The road stretches straight for several kilometres and on either side you have the brackish backwaters connected to the Pulicat lake. You have a clear view up to the horizon and occassionally you can spot flamingoes. But they are invariably to far away to photograph from the road.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Vivekananda Memorial, Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. Built in 1970 to commemorate Swami Vivekananda's visit to this place a century earlier. The memorial is located on a small island, about 15 - 20 minute boat ride from the mainland.