Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chandra Prabha vahanam


It was nearly 10.20 p.m. on March 29 when the procession of Lord Kapali on Chandra Prabha vahanam took a turn to South Mada Street near Chithirai Kulam. 
Once the procession moved, the Vedic scholars coming behind chanting the Vedas, sat on the road in front of Chitrakulam Gandhi statue under the pandal and continued the chant.
This was in order to gain some distance in front to follow the procession as it was going very slow.
The teen age volunteers, plenty in number, enjoyed the whole event fully. One girl supplied them water packets.  
Kids in the age group of 6 and 7 without footwear, mounted the platform and sat on the backside of Lord Vinayaka's chariot.
There was a group headed by Sathish from Thiruvannamalai.  They play the percussion instrument called Voodal.  This is played when Shiva does the Thandava, says Sathish.  He also said that this instrument is available only in the temple of Thiruvannamalai.  Their group has been given accommodation in Karpagambal Kalyana Mantapam opposite Sai Baba Temple.  They will stay there for 10 days till the festival comes to a close.  
- Reported by V. Vasantha

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