Pleasure and Vice

Pleasure and vice

Scooter named ‘Pleasure’ chained to a vice.

Form the photwalk Chintadripet


Symbol of Hope or Despair?

Water pump

The hand operated water pump can be a symbol of hope or despair depending on whether it is still a source of water or abandoned.

From the Chennai Photowalk #138 M.C Road, Washermanpet

Precious Cargo

Water- the precious cargo
Water- the precious cargo

In water starved Chennai, a pot of water can be precious. This man is carefully carrying 2 pots of water from a water tank in Washermanpet.

From The Chennai Photowalk #136

Sri Kothandaramar Temple

Perumal & fallen yaali

The festival was over. The ‘ther’ decorations were taken down and stored in a mandap. Here, a figure of Perumal looking pitifully at a fallen Yaali.

Kothandaramar Temple, West Mambalam, Chennai.


Bracketed exposure !

If it is Sunday, it must be photwalk.

From the photowalk of CIT Nagar and Madley road.


The intensity on the eyes of the young poojari seems to match that of the Muneeswaran .

A scene from the Burma colony Peelikan Muniswaran Temple

Theertha Paleeswarar

A shrine behind being got ready for puja by a woman devotee.
A shrine behind being got ready for puja by a woman devotee.

Though situated in Triplicane, the Theerthapaleeswarar temple on Natesan Salai is counted as one of the 7 important Siva temples of Mylapore. The others are: Kapaleeswarar, Karaneeswarar, Velliswarar, Valeeswarar, Virupaksheeswarar and Malleeswarar, all situated in Mylapore.

Siva as Theertha paleeswarar had blessed sage Agastya here. Sea water is used for Abhishekam.

Flower Seller

Woman selling flowers
Flower seller

This old woman is a regular flower seller on Mada Street, Mylapore. This was taken on a festival day. I was wondering if she got more business that day than usual for all her efforts.

Some Greenery

Madhavaperumal temple tank
Madhavaperumal temple tank – Santhana pushkarini

Madhavaperumal temple in Mylapore is an important Vaishnavite temple. It is believed that Peyalwar was born here. This is also place where Lord Vishnu married sage Bhrigu’s daughter. The tank here is called Santhan Pushkarani

Pink Modakam?

Tomorrow is Ganesh Chaturthi. Pillayar is fond of Modakams or kozhukattais. Modakams are dumplings usually made of coconut and jaggery filled in a rice flour covering.

The lotus flowers, also offerings for the God look like pink dumplings.