The deities, the huge flower garlands adorning them, the Nadaswaram, the band, the kolams on the Mada veedis, the devotees thronging the Mada veedis to get a darshan of Kapaleeswara, the traffic diversions, the pandals on the Mada veedis where the deities rest for a while, the koDa rATnams/merry-go-round, etc. – It’s that time of the year when Mylapore has an aura of festivity and divinity to it with the Panguni Festival on at Kapaleeswarar temple and today is the day of Adikaara Nandi. The deities are taken out in procession at around 6:00 in the morning. I went there at around 8:00 am and saw the deities in procession at South Mada Street.
The sight of Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal on the Adikaara Nandi being carried to the music by band and the beats of drums is indeed grandeur personified!
The beautiful deities adorned with lovely jewels and colourful flowers, the floral crown of Kapaleeswara, the beautiful idols of parrots on either sides and above all, the majestic Adikaara Nandi! Wow! Notice how even the deer in Nandi’s hand looks so beautiful!
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