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    Street Offering

    A container which is used to burn offerings during the Hungry Ghost Festival.

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    A classic altar for the deities

    A classic altar for the deities

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    Hindu Temple

    A Hindu temple in Singapore.

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    Burnt Offerings

    Offerings to the spirits are burnt in alleys behind homes.

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    Police

    A police building near Chinatown.

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    Sundaresvara in Minaksi digvijaya

    Sundaresvara (boy and image) during Minaksi digvijaya; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; Keywords: sundaresvara, digvijaya

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    Audience at Minaksi kalyanam

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

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    Sentosa’s Merlion

    The Merlion overlooks visitors to Sentosa.

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    Chinatown Overpass

    Atop one of Chinatown’s overpass is a place to relax.

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    Night Traffic

    Traffic in Chinatown.

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    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

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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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    Nandi-banner raised on secondary flagpole

    Priest raises Nandi-banner on a secondary flagpole in Nandi-mandapa, during flag-raising ceremony.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: flag-raising

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    Priest performs light ceremony

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

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    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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    Minaksi in digvijaya

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

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    Priest receives offerings

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

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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

    Minaksi emerges from temple; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Keywords: deities, minaksi, 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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    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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    Nambiyar offers tribute

    Chief priest (nambiyar) offers tribute (balidana), at south gate of temple. Tribute offerings are performed at eight corners of the temple complex each morning and evening of the festival.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; S. Adi Street, inside South Gopuram.; Keywords: priests, tribute

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    Sundaresvara in Golden Capparam

    Siva Sundaresvara decorated, in golden Capparam vehicle, for 2nd morning procession. Photographer in foreground is Mayan, a writer for the Tamil journal Kumutham.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 2nd morning procession; Keywords: sundaresvara, vehicles

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    Candrasekhara, during tribute offering

    Candrasekhara in palanquin, carried during regular tribute offering ceremonies. Candrasekhara is another form of Siva, who wears the moon in his crown.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: deities, tribute

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    Crowning ceremony

    Scene inside Sundaresvara shrine, during crowning ceremony. Most of the ceremony cannot be seen by most onlookers, as this photograph reflects.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; view from just inside entryway to shrine; Keywords: sundaresvara, crowning