temple festival, teynampet, chennai
i’m still trying to get the full story on this, but this is a scene from a draupadi amman temple annual festival. a devotee is portraying rama and is climbing a four-story pole topped with the temple flag; when he reaches the top, he will perform a pooja ceremony. no one at the ceremony spoke english well enough to explain exactly why he was doing this, so i’m going to have to go back with an interpreter. in the meantime, i’ll put together a full album from the morning later this week.