Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The ther procession begins . . .

7.30am.
There is a certain expectancy in the air around the ther.
As if everybody present would like it to make the first move.
That the ther begin to roll.
And then, to the roar and chant of ' Kapali! Kapali!!' and the wave of a green flag the chariot rolls out of the house and onto East Mada Street.

It halts suddenly, lets people make offerings and moves on again to the wave of the green flag.
The giant wheels roll at an angle, across the facade of Rasi Silks and slow down again.

A new set of devotees standing outside Sri Karpagambal Mess and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan get the opportunity to pray as the ther comes to a stop here.

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