Float Festival @ Mylapore

The Thai Poosam Theppam Thiruvizha, which I have crudely translated in English as “Float Festival” in the title of this post, was celebrated at the Karpagambal Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore. The atmosphere in and around the temple was electric and there was excitemement all around Mylapore Tank.

I happened to pass by the temple tank yesterday night when the float was being taken around. It was a great sight to watch the float move around in the temple tank in full glory with nadaswaram vidwans seated in it playing some great music. Here are some snaps I took from my mobile phone camera (click on the thumbnails to get the enlarged versions); apologies for the poor quality – combination of night time, poorly lit surroundings, a mobile phone camera and the need to take shots from a distance is certainly not a photographer’s delight:

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2 thoughts on “Float Festival @ Mylapore

  1. Raashmi says:

    Its irrelevant to your post, but considering you are into Indian Classical music & enjoy music by MS, I’m giving you a bit of Trivia.
    MS was trained to sing Mira Bhajans for the movie Mira (where she played the role of Mira) by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy, who was a noted musician of his time. Sri Dilip Kumar was also the closest Disciple of Sri Aurobindo and a devotee of thakur Sri Ramakrishna.
    A website dedicated to Sri Dilip Kumar Roy (which will have audio files of his music soon) has been recently launched.
    You can access it here:
    http://www.dilipkumarroy.com

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