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    Site-purification

    Chief priest (nambiyar) and brahmin assistant perform pacification of the site, at entrance to Puthu Mandapa. The processional streets must be purified at the beginning of the festival.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Rite conducted at east entrance to Putu-mandapa, for pacification of Avani Mula Street; Keywords: priests, santi

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    Site-pacification of Avani Mula Street

    Chief priest and brahmins, performing pacification of crowded East Avani Mula Street.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; On East Avani Mula Street; Keywords: priests, santi

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    Skanda (Murugan)

    Skanda and two wives, images decorated for evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: skanda, decoration

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    Kailasa vehicle

    Kailasa (Ravananugraha) vehicle; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; used for 3rd evening procession; Keywords: vehicles

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    Minaksi encounters Siva

    Wall painting of Minaksi encountering Siva Sundaresvara, during her Conquest of the Directions; Minaksi temple; Uncompleted wall-painting, in corridor north of Golden Lotus Tank, inside temple complex; Keywords: deities, minaksi, paintings, sundaresvara

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    Blessing of drummer

    Chief priest blesses drummer during site-pacification ceremony; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: priests, personnel, musicians

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    Site-pacification

    Brahmin assistant drags burning bundle into street, to pacify or purify Avani Mula Street, during vithi-vastusanti ceremony.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Leaving Putu-mandapa at east entrance, onto East Avani Mula Street. Bundle made of samittu: dry sticks of margosa, araca tree, and other kinds of light wood.; Keywords: priests, santi

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    Sundaresvara on Kalpataru vehicle

    Siva Sundaresvara mounted on Kalpataru (wish-granting tree) vehicle, awaiting 1st procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession; Keywords: sundaresvara, vehicles, decoration

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    Oil-rag lamps

    Oil-rag lamps held during street site-pacification (vithi- vastusanti), a necessary purifying rite before festival processions.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: personnel

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    Blessing of drum

    Chief priest blesses drum, during site-pacification ceremony; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: priests, personnel, musicians

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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

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    Camels

    Temple camels waiting for procession to begin.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession; Keywords: animals, processions

  • Thumbnail for Deities in Kalyana-mandapa
    Deities in Kalyana-mandapa

    Two deities on their carts, in old wedding pavilion (kalyanamandapa) of temple, await start of procession. Minaksi to left is on Lion vehicle, and Siva Sundaresvara on right is on Kalpataru vehicle.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession (postponed due to rain); Keywords: deities, procession

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi on Lion vehicle
    Minaksi on Lion vehicle

    Minaksi mounted on Lion vehicle, for 1st evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession; Keywords: vehicles, minaksi

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    Ganesa, decorated

    Decorated Ganesa image, ready for evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: ganesa, decoration

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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

  • Thumbnail for Minaksi digvijaya
    Minaksi digvijaya

    Wall painting of Minaksi's Conquest of the Directions, inside temple; Minaksi temple; Uncompleted wall-painting, in corridor north of Golden Lotus Tank, inside temple complex; Keywords: deities, minaksi, paintings