Locking the Prayers

Locking the prayers
Locking the prayers

Devotees submit locks along with their prayers at the Karuppusami shrine of Muneeswaran Temple at Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal.

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Woman Devotee

Woman Devotee in matted hair
Woman Devotee in matted hair

This woman in matted hair was spotted in Triplicane near the Parthasarathy Temple just before the Ther festival.

 

Safe and Secure

Door & Lock
Door & Lock

An old-fashioned brass lock and a collapsible door. Is this one of the famous Dindigul locks which The Hindu wrote about a couple of days ago? click here for The Hindu story.

During the evacuation of Madras at the time of WWII, in some houses, the locks on the doors were stolen for their brass content. See Madras Minutes.

Little knife wielder

Child with the knife
Child with the knife

Little child playing with a knife and the locks.

A bazaar scene in Saidapet.

Clues for Sherlock Holmes?

Clues for a detective?
Table top

Early morning, peeping through a half-open gate in a narrow lane in Triplicane, I spied this table with an assortment of articles. Toothpaste with brush, two locks, one chain, a teddy bear on the top of the table with a broom under a hand pump.An everyday scene. Perhaps, Sherlock Holmes would have a more dramatic explanation.