Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kumbakonam:The town of Tamil temple art

Kumbakonam lives in the midst of history; nay it is history living in present. The town holds in its fragrant lap a number of ancient temples and is surrounded by grid of large number of temples. The celebrated Ramaswamy temple is in the middle of the town and has beautiful sculptures.
The photo here is a small temple built on kulam of the temple. The colourful stucco gopuram has at it base a daily dose of posters. Here the guy is putting gum on the poster to stick it on the wall while the old man with staff is full of verve and watches the next change of film.
God and film star: Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu
The images are dominant part of Tamil culture here god shares his temple with modern day demi-gods. This small temple has been encroached upon by human devotee who runs a shop (shuttered here) selling garments sharing space with God.

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