Festivals of the Minaksi Temple

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Festivals of the Minaksi Temple

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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

Deities in procession
Minaksi and Siva Sundaresvara in procession in Seven-color vehcile, during 11th evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; in South Avani Mula Street, raining; Keywords: deities, vehicles, processions

Deities in Seven-color vehicle, in Kalyanamandapa
Deities in Seven-color Vehicle, in Kalyana Mandapa, prior to start of 11th evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; prior to 11th evening procession; Keywords: deities, vehicles

Deities in Seven-color vehicle
Minaksi and Siva Sundaresvara in Seven-color vehicle, before 11th evening procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: vehicles, deities

Decoration of vehicle
Women decorate the Seven-color Vehicle with auspicious kolam design, prior to placing deities in it.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: vehicles, decorations

Saptavarna vehicle
Saptavarna (seven-color) vehicle, used for 11th evening procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; female decorates floor of vehicle with kolam design; Keywords: vehicles

Decorated Subrahmanya
Decorated Subrahmanya from Tirupparankundram, ready for 11th evening procession.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: deities, decoration

Decorated Manikkavacakar
Decorated Manikkavacakar from Tiruvathavur, before 11th evening procession; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: deities, decoration

Temple Shops
Shops in Minaksi temple complex, along Viravasantaraya Mandapa passageway on east side of temple complex.; Minaksi temple; Keywords: temple

Worship of tree shrine
Tree and icons of worship, in outer part of Minaksi temple complex; Minaksi temple; on North Adi Stree, near North Gopuram; Keywords: deities, devotees

Purchase of butter lamps, for worship
Worshipers purchase butter lamps, for worship of Nine Planets; Minaksi temple; Keywords: deities, planets, devotees

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