For Whom the Bell Tolls

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A shrine on the Korattur Lake shore

On the banks of Korattur Lake, there is a Muttharamman Temple, built and maintained by one Mr Balamurugan who hails form Kulasekarapattinam.  This is the Guardian figure of the temple.

From the Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #56



Muneeswaran at Burma colony, Ekkattuthangal
Muneeswaran at Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal

The Muneeswaran statue towers about 40 feet at Burma Colony Angaleswari Temple, Ekkattuthangal.

From a Photowalk in 2016.

With grandkid

Grandma and granddaughter
Grandmother and granddaughter

At the fishing village of Uroor Olcott Kuppam, Besant Nagar. Sitting in front of

Grandmother with granddaughter sitting in front of their house. On the left is the family shrine of the ‘kula deivam’. The old lady explained that all family functions will start only after propitiating this deity.

Taken with phone camera – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4


The Cherub

winged cherub on a temple roof
winged cherub on a temple roof

At Nungambakkam, Chennai.

The Chennai Photowalk.

Fruit Pillayar

Ganapati in a fruit cart
Ganapati in a fruit cart

This idol of Ganapathy, seems to be blessing the fruit vendor, his cart full of fruits and his customers. A scene in Triplicane (Thiruvallikkeni) during  The Chennai Photowalk #98

Gandhiji Caged

Gandhiji in a cage
Gandhiji in a cage.

It is a pity that inIndia the apostle of non-violence has to be caged to protect him from vandals. (In any case, you can not keep away the pigeons!) .

This reminds me of another episode. I was driving around the marina with my 8-year old grandson, who is based in the USA. On seeing the golden statue of Sivaji Ganesan opposite to that of Gandhi, he wanted to know who it was. I explained to him about the legendary actor. Prompt came his question, “why is that Gandhiji is in black and the actor is in gold?” I had no satisfactory answer.