Last night’s vrshabha vAhanam procession culminated this morning at the 16 pillared pavilion on Sannadhi Street outside the Kapaliswarar Temple.
Let me begin with Chandikesha whom I saw first
Then I saw Kapali and was reminded of the line uttunga kamanIya vrSha turangam from Dikshitar’s cintaya mAkanda mUlakandam
After that, Karpagambal
thath paschath Singaravelar
and finally Ganesha
It was all in reverse order and perhaps as appropriate punishment, every picture has come out grainy. I use a Panasonic DMC FS25. Could it be some setting issue?
But what the eye could see, no camera can capture. Kapali danced and by God, He gets better every year. This year we had English Note, For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow and also a kind of snake dance tune. After He was taken into the temple, He must have danced for an hour but I did not follow. I was unbathed and I could see all my ancestors waiting anxiously to see if I would break with tradition. Don’t worry guys, I did not.
Tomorrow is Ther.