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  • Thumbnail for Rope-pullers and bananas
    Rope-pullers and bananas

    Rope-pullers, catching bananas thrown from roof; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; during stop of ratha, bananas as refreshments; Keywords: devotees, ratha, procession

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    Sirpathis

    Sirpathis carry pole supporing icon; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Preparation for 1st evening procession. 42 Sirpathis (non-brahmins, not directly temple employees).; Keywords: personnel, sirpathis

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    Decorated Minaksi

    Minaksi image decorated for procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Decorated for Flag-raising ceremony and procession, 1st day; Keywords: deities, minaksi, decoration

  • Thumbnail for Rope-pullers, ratha procession
    Rope-pullers, ratha procession

    Rope-pullers; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, ratha, procession

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    Wall painting: Minaksi

    Wall painting of Minaksi, inside temple corridor. This central panel depicts the marriage of Mianksi and Siva Sundaresvara, officiated by Visnu.; Minaksi temple; Uncompleted wall-painting, in corridor north of Golden Lotus Tank, inside temple complex; Keywords: deities, minaksi, paintings

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    Crane and priest

    Sivaraj, a temple priest, holds a crane image, part of 2nd day lila of festival.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Narai (crane) is liberated by Siva, 2nd day lila. Priest is Sivaraj. Tiruvilaiyatal no. 48.; Keywords: priests, lilas, animals

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    Ganesa and Skanda, on same cart, for procession

    Decorated images of Ganesa (right) and Skanda (left) on cart, for evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession; Keywords: ganesa, skanda, procession

  • Thumbnail for Priest performs light ceremony
    Priest performs light ceremony

    Nambiyar perfroms aradhana, before procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Performed prior to 6th evening procession; Keywords: personnel, priests, illumination

  • Thumbnail for Siva Sundaresvara at flag-raising
    Siva Sundaresvara at flag-raising

    Decorated Siva Sundaresvara image at flag-raising ceremony; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: sundaresvara, flag-raising, decoration

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    Deities in procession

    Siva Sundaresvara and Minaksi in procession, along South Avani Mula Street.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 2nd morning procession; Keywords: sundaresvara, minaksi, processions

  • Thumbnail for Decorated Minaksi, flag-raising
    Decorated Minaksi, flag-raising

    Decorated Minaksi image, during flag-raising ceremony; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: minaksi, flag-raising, decoration, ideas

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    Wooden ratha base

    Wooden base for processional chariot, with initial bamboo superstructure; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Keywords: vehicles, ratha

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi on Yali vehicle
    Minaksi on Yali vehicle

    Minaksi in 5th evening procession, on Yali vehicle; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 5th evening procession; Keywords: minaksi, vehicles, processions

  • Thumbnail for Priest, as Siva, for 6th day lila
    Priest, as Siva, for 6th day lila

    Priest dressed as Siva, to perform in 6th day lila. The priest is C.M.S. Cinnasami Bhattar.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; priest is C.M.S. Cinnasam Bhattar (Vikrama Pandya moiety), represents Siva. Hat color not fixed.; Keywords: priests, lilas

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi, with decorating priest
    Minaksi, with decorating priest

    Minaksi decorated for 6th morning procession, with priest, K. Velayutha Bhattar, who supervised the decoration of Minaksi on the 6th day.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Priest is K. Velayutha Bhattar; Keywords: minaksi, decoration, priests

  • Thumbnail for Sundaresvara decorated for procession
    Sundaresvara decorated for procession

    Siva Sundaresvara decorated for 8th evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; in Kalyana-mandapa, waiting for procession to begin; Keywords: sundaresvara, decoration

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi on Golden Horse vehicle
    Minaksi on Golden Horse vehicle

    Minaksi on Golden Horse vehicle, for 8th evening procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; in Kalyana-mandapa, waiting for procession to begin; Keywords: minaksi, vehicles, decoration

  • Thumbnail for Devotional table near Pittuttoppu mandapa
    Devotional table near Pittuttoppu mandapa

    Devotional table (tirukkan) near Puttuttoppu mandapa, before procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: devotees

  • Thumbnail for Worship of tree shrine
    Worship of tree shrine

    Tree and icons of worship, in outer part of Minaksi temple complex; Minaksi temple; on North Adi Stree, near North Gopuram; Keywords: deities, devotees

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    Temple elephant

    Temple elephant, adorned with gold forehead plate, at reception pavilion, Old Cokkanathar Temple.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: animals

  • Thumbnail for Devotee at temple
    Devotee at temple

    Devotee arrives at temple; pulled the small ters from Salem; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Devotee has pulled small ters with hook in back, from Salem; Keywords: devotees, vows

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi in digvijaya
    Minaksi in digvijaya

    Minaksi (image and actor) in Indra-vimana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Minaksi digvijaya is 9th evening procession; Keywords: minaksi, digvijaya, vehicles,

  • Thumbnail for Priest receives offerings
    Priest receives offerings

    Priest receives offerings during procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Keywords: personnel, priests, devotees, offerings

  • Thumbnail for Ratha procession
    Ratha procession

    Minaksi ratha procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; West masi Street; temple towers in background; Keywords: vehicles, ratha, procession, minaksi

  • Thumbnail for Audience at Minaksi kalyanam
    Audience at Minaksi kalyanam

    Audience attending Minaksi kalyana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, kalyanam