Festivals of the Minaksi Temple

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Title

Festivals of the Minaksi Temple

Description

This photographic collection focuses on the religious festivals of the Minaksi-Sundaresvara Temple in Madurai, Tamilnad. Most of the images document the main annual festivals of this South Indian Hindu temple, such as the Chittrai and Avani Mula festivals, in which decorated images of the Hindu deities Minaksi (the Goddess), Siva Sundaresvara, and others process through the streets of the city.

Items in the Festivals of the Minaksi Temple Collection

Sundaresvara
Sundaresvara, during Minaksi digvijaya; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; Keywords: sundaresvara, digvijaya

Fireworks
Fireworks during Minaksi digvijaya; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; Sundaresvara vimana in background; Keywords: fireworks, procession, digvijaya

Minaksi Digvijaya
Minaksi (girl and image) with priest; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; 9th evening procession; Keywords: minaksi, digvijaya

Sundaresvara in Minaksi digvijaya
Sundaresvara (boy and image) during Minaksi digvijaya; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; Keywords: sundaresvara, digvijaya

Sundaresvara in palanquin
Sundaresvara carried in palanquin, morning procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; procession on 4th morning; Keywords: deities, sundaresvara, decoration, palanquin

Devotee at temple
Devotee arrives at temple; pulled the small ters from Salem; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Devotee has pulled small ters with hook in back, from Salem; Keywords: devotees, vows

Sundaresvara arrival, kalyanam
Sundaresvara arrives for marriage ceremony; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; morning of 10th day; Keywords: sundaresvara, kalyanam

Audience at Minaksi kalyanam
Audience attending Minaksi kalyana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, kalyanam

Audience at Minaksi kalyanam
Audience attending Minaksi kalyana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, kalyanam

Audience at Minaksi kalyanam
Audience attending Minaksi kalyana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, kalyanam