Tuesday, January 16, 2007,9:56 PM
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No No, he is not wearing a black t-shirt with a design which looks like a tigers head from a distance, he is bare chested. The white clad villager has actually applied Chandanam (Sandlewood paste and kumkum, red power) on his chest and on his forehead as well. The drummer has applied it on his neck. I remember people applying chandanam when they have sore throat or some infection. Not sure if it is effective. Chandanam water is sprinkled on auspicious occasions like the chap wearing red kumkum in the post before last 'pilgrimage perhaps'

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I was taking pictures of decorated cows and bulls on Mattu pongal (harvest festival of south India) I'll post the pictures in Daylight Again.

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  • 8:53 AM, Anonymous e2d

    Hi Rauf. So was this a temple procession or just on the street outside a temple...

    Apparum, pongal saapitta Ruaf? did I get that right?:)

  • 7:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Wonderful pics dear Rauf - always a place I come for "a rest".

    Love and hugs

  • 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Wonderful pics dear Rauf - always a place I come for "a rest".

    Love and hugs

  • 7:31 PM, Blogger Rauf

    E2DEES whattoo ?? how do you know ? There is no sight of any temple in the picture. Yes the temple is to the left of the Chandanam spalshed guy. left or right ?

    Removed the pictures of the little girl and posted them in daylight again.

    yes yes, Had Chakkarai pongal, chakkarai is sugar, sweet pongal no sugar buttoo jaggery

  • 7:38 PM, Blogger Rauf

    sappittiya is right e3dees. but I think it is bad Tamil. pronounced chaaptiyaa is madras tamil
    pongal chaaptiyaaaa ?

    Sappiteengala ? Or sappitteerghala is additional respect. I think I think not sure

  • 7:39 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you Angeldust. You can sit for a while, wish I could offer you some tea.
    Love and Hugs

  • 7:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    chandanam....the ancient deodorant!

  • 6:15 PM, Blogger Rauf

    I love Sandal wood oil MagicEye, but it is very expensive

  • 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    I meant to ask you my dear friend, the poem on top, is it yours?

    (There is a a photo link "thing" flashing almosst everywhere..)

    LOve and hugs
    Sunday Jan. 21.07 - 6:19 PST

  • 5:50 PM, Blogger Zareba

    As always, Rauf, your images are very evocative, and give me a glimpse into a culture that is so very different from my own.

    Thank you for sharing.


  • 10:19 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Hi Angel, no Its a song by the moody blues.
    I have removed the disturbing link from both the blogs
    lots of love and hugs

  • 10:20 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you Zareba, hope you are doing fine.


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