Tuesday, December 29, 2009

neem leaves and turmeric water




Melmaruvathur Amman is a popular goddess in the town of Melmaruvathur in Tamil Nadu. Devotees, both men and women, dress in red and carry small claypots on their heads as they chant and walk in a procession from their homes to the temple. The claypot either contains turmeric dissolved in water to be used for bathing the idol or sweet-pongal(sweetened rice) as an offering.

7 comments:

LadyFi said...

Delightful colours!

grpKarthick said...

Fire pot :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grpkarthick/3438296455/

Joops said...

very nice!

My Ruby Tuesday calls for a new goal next year, to SAVE! Wishing you a bountiful new year!

chanpheng said...

I like this photo. Gotta love India for its culture and ceremonies.

Happy New Year.

Manang Kim said...

Very colorful and a very nice tradition. Thanks for sharing!

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CafebyJW said...

Striking red with nice story.

Happy New Year!

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Anonymous said...

Nice Shot with lovely colors ,quite vivid.
Keep going