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A bullock cart...

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 11 June 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Inside a Temple....These are used in Temple festivals to place Bronze replicas of the main Deities and take them out of the Temples for processions. You can see fresco on the wall behind..scenes from history related to the Temple.

CASIO EX-Z60 1/60 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

still in good shape :)

11 Jun 2013 5:24am

@pascale: Yes Pascale...maintained well :-))

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice little cart.

11 Jun 2013 6:18am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula :-)

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

It is colorful, excellent composition. The back wall with frescoes is superb.
Have a good day..

11 Jun 2013 6:39am

@gerard1948: Thank you for the appreciation Gerard :-)

helys from Paris, France

So colorful!
Nice mood:)

11 Jun 2013 6:48am

@helys: Thank you Helys :-)))

thami from Fez, Morocco

J'apprécie la galerie des tableaux à l'intérieur derrière les grilles!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

11 Jun 2013 7:43am

@thami: Merci Thami :-)))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderfully colourful

11 Jun 2013 7:56am

@Doug: All the festivals-related vehicles are colourful here !!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and colors .

11 Jun 2013 8:39am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the colours here.. beautiful

11 Jun 2013 9:01am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito... Have you travelled in a bullock cart ? If so, you must be remembering the smell of countryside; the taka taka taka noice coming from the cart man sticking his cane into the wheel ; the open skies; the rivers ; cows grazing in the fields; the tinkling from the bells around the bulls' necks and of course the " mandaya idichchukkarathu" on the sides of the cart :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))Aw!! If you haven't, you have missed something!!

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Amazing colour. In the dark as well! Congrats

11 Jun 2013 9:17am

@Helen: Thank you helen :-)))

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice & amazing!
Beautiful frame & colors!

11 Jun 2013 10:28am

@omid: Thank you Omid :-))

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Nice shot, but....horizon???

11 Jun 2013 10:36am

@CElliottUK: Of course..Chris !! I expected this from you :))))You have the powerful eyes of the eagle!! is slanted...I didn't want to "straighten " it in Picasa:-))))

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Looks like a difficult place with the light, does have a slant, but looks good.

11 Jun 2013 11:11am

@Ainsley: Thank you Ainsley... I Thank thee, oh, gallant knight for thine nice comment !! :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

tataray from france, France

Très belle.)

11 Jun 2013 11:29am

@tataray: Merci tataray :-)

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India

nice shoot.

11 Jun 2013 11:51am

@swarnendu: Thank you Swarnendu :-))))

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I like the balance of the angles here between the horizon and cart

11 Jun 2013 12:00pm

@Jules: :-) JUlessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Thank you .

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful insight into the interior of the temple and its festival rituals.

11 Jun 2013 12:20pm

@Stephen: Thank you or the appreciation Stephen :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours in this shot Devi! ;-)

11 Jun 2013 1:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

ha ha.. I am not sure about the Mandaya idichikura part :)

I was born in a bullock cart and have traveled on it a bit, to different villages to attend temple festivals etc. Feels like it was a very long time ago.

11 Jun 2013 3:13pm

@Sarito: Sarito Born in a Bullock Cart ? That'sa " cooooooooooooooool " as my grandson would say !! That's wonderful to hear !! :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

Now, I'd like seeing some pic of the festival. Interesting one.

11 Jun 2013 3:38pm

@El pare: Ah!! You'll have to wait for a while... I shall take some shots soon and post them here :-))))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe compo nostalgique et image quelle charrette ancienne.

11 Jun 2013 3:40pm

@Nicou: Merci Nicou :-)

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Colourful carts! They look small but they must be bigger than I imagine because bullocks are big too.

11 Jun 2013 4:10pm

@Marilla: Thank you Marilla.. There are bigger ones for general use but this one is for Temple purpose and hence slightly smaller than the normal ones:-)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe cet engin, les fresques sont magnifiques. Bonne journée.

11 Jun 2013 5:09pm

@Tede: Merci Tede :-)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely composition. I like the colorful cart. WIsh I could see more of the story in the background.

11 Jun 2013 5:12pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie...Probably I should shoot some of these murals and post them. I shall, on my next visit there:-)

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Beautiful colours in this shot !!

11 Jun 2013 6:59pm

@Patrick M.: Thank you Patrick :-)

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Devi, thats so colorful and cute - I was just thinking of taking a drive with Shiva - our neighbor would lent us one of his bulls - only we would not know where we end up - they are pretty wild bulls !!!!!!
Have a great evening Monika

11 Jun 2013 7:41pm

@Shiva: Wild bulls sound terrifying Monika...Even if they aren't Shiva might start barking so much, the bulls might tear down the country side in terrific speed ! We have bullock cart races here during some festivals. They are called RaekLa !!!

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I would love to take a ride in the bullock cart, enjoy the countryside with the sounds and smells... I will add it to my bucket list!

11 Jun 2013 8:04pm

@Kate: Thank you Kate.. The arachnophobia blogs are over for the time being I think :-))))) How goes our wood carving ?

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Stunning carts a beautiful color, I also like your stories so much! :-))Haleja.

Happy ST to you,my friend!

11 Jun 2013 10:02pm

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva :-)))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat shot of the colorful cart!

11 Jun 2013 10:10pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :-)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A very interesting view inside the Temple ... the little cart and the frescoes of the background are fabulous !!!

11 Jun 2013 11:02pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you Baldwin :-))))

Sam from Chennai, India

Devi, A beautiful bullock cart in a temple complex. Great shot.
What a lovely scene here ... Very colourful - Green, yellow , orange ... Love it.
I enjoyed your responses to Sarito and his reply. Thank you Devi, for this lovely presentation. I went back to my child hood days. We had a wonderful bullock cart with all luxury finish and the finest bulls to take us around. It was a great experience. The bulls were more like our pets who know us well and we took great care of them.
Thank you again, Devi. :)

12 Jun 2013 1:01am

@Sam: Sam :))) It is sheer delight to interact with you who who can relate to the post!!! I can picture your " luxury finish " bullock cart with satin jamakkaaLams over the hay cushions and the lining on the sides!! I remember my Grandpa's KaaLai vandi( in kerala they are called kaaLavandi whereas in Tamizh they call it maattu vandi, I think!!).Yes you are right..the bulls could even recognise the individuals!!! May be you have some photographs in your archives ? It would be fantastic to see them !!! I suddenly recall the song " MaNappara maadu katti Mayavaram aeru pootti...."

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

It is cool isn't it.. born in a village near Trichy and Ariyalur.. not sure whether you heard of the place.

12 Jun 2013 9:10am

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