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The Metal Deity

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 14 March 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The Metal idol of Lord Murugan..made with an alloy of five metals..
in a Temple near Mayavaram, South India.

CASIO EX-Z60 1/30 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely sculpture in a carefully crafted costume. Beautiful work and an excellent photo.

14 Mar 2014 5:07am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve... The day we visited was a special day for the Lord..and the power supply was off for some reason and there were only oil lamps and may be that worked well for the image;)

Ram from Chennai, India

Nice. Was this shot at Mayuranathar temple?

14 Mar 2014 5:48am

@Ram: Thank you for dropping by Ram :) No this is not Mayuranathar Temple which is in proper Mayavaram. We stayed in Mayavaram and visited quite a few Temples in and around Mayavaram and this Temple is the ValampuRanathar ThiruvalampuRam ( MelapperunpaLLam)..6 kms. from Poompuhaar. There was power cut and only oil lamps were was Sashti and this Utsava moorthy was decked beautifully...

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

A very youthful looking lord :-)

14 Mar 2014 5:53am

@Mooie: Yes Mooie...and His name means " beauty".

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Beautiful statue.
Great shot, I like the light in this very much.

14 Mar 2014 6:09am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe vue de cette statue et ces tons et couleurs.
belle journée

14 Mar 2014 6:38am

@Nicou: Merci Nicou :)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting and nice

14 Mar 2014 6:58am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya :)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

14 Mar 2014 8:27am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin :)

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très belle composition les couleurs sont top

14 Mar 2014 9:59am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine :)

Sathya from Chennai, India

Nice one.. Divine.

14 Mar 2014 10:01am

@Sathya: Thank you Sathya :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

14 Mar 2014 11:35am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous !

14 Mar 2014 1:07pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A gorgeous sculpture, Devi and I love the details of the "outfit" .....
kindest regards Monika have a great day Monika

14 Mar 2014 1:12pm

@Shiva: Thank you Monika:)))))))))))))))))))))))Have a great weekend :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Murugan, mmmm most impressive

14 Mar 2014 1:34pm

@Dimitrios: :))))))))))))))))) Dimitrios

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful image! The less available light has added beauty to the photo!
Pls. remember, so many temples have restrictions on direct snaps on the shrine!

14 Mar 2014 2:02pm

@mohkum: This was the Utsava Moorthy in the mandapam and the priest benevolently allowed me to take a shot...Many Temples don't allow us even to take snaps of the mandapa pillars. Ah...may be Subramanya Swamy made the priest speak thus:)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours and craftsmanship in this statue Devi! Nicely captured! ;-)

14 Mar 2014 2:46pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric :)

don from United States

Interesting composition of this picturesque deity. Well done.

14 Mar 2014 3:09pm

@don: Thank you for the appreciation Don :)))))

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Magnifique cette statue et de belles couleurs.)

14 Mar 2014 4:07pm

@tataray: Merci tataray :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely color and details

14 Mar 2014 4:54pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent! I love it! Best regards, Adela

14 Mar 2014 4:59pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela:)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful idol with wonderful details and colors !!! Great shot ...

14 Mar 2014 5:00pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you Baldwin:)

Sam from Chennai, India

A brilliant image of Lord Muruga, so beautifully captured.
So divine and powerful. Love this, Devi.
AzhagenRa sollukku Muruga ...
This was to be clicked by you in a beautiful divine light ... :)

14 Mar 2014 5:21pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam ;) May be the power cut and the lamps' glow helped. I was very doubtful and apprehensive but to my surprise saw that the shot had come out okay..ellaam Muugan aruL:)))

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely sculpture!

14 Mar 2014 6:12pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena:)

Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

thanks for showing all the gods...

15 Mar 2014 3:04am

@Ramu Sangabathula: Happy Ramu:)

Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

actually I don't many of them, very rarely go to temple

15 Mar 2014 3:05am

@Ramu Sangabathula: Well...each into his / her belief... For me, visit to Temples is like breathing..Have been travelling for the past 14 years vigorously...three to four days a month visiting rare temples..I document them and take photographs and post blogs on them in another a hand guide for people who wish to visit these.

L'angevine from Angers, France


15 Mar 2014 11:50am

@L'angevine: Merci L'angevine:)

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India

bright and vibrant colors of high positive energy!

15 Mar 2014 3:51pm

1/30 second
38 mm (35mm equiv.)