Sleeping Ayyanar

Ayyanar Rice Mandi
Ayyanar Rice Mandi

Ayyanars are rural deities who are the sentinels of a village. Their shrines are usually on the  periphery of the village providing security to the hamlet.

This Aiyanar Rice Mandi (depot) seems to have a sentinel who is protecting the shop by sleeping on the steps.

The Chennai Photowalk – Otteri, 8th may 2016

Strahans Road, Otteri

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