Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ready for immersion

Ready for immersion

Every year following Ganesh Chathurthi, immersion of idols takes place at Chennai’s seashores on the first or second Sundays, that depend on the celebration of the festival. Here are photos shot at our nearest beach (Palavakkam) which is allotted for the idols kept around south Chennai to get immersed and on this day, the idols kept flowing into the beach front following number of processions. A Sunday back we tried to check the beach to see the immersion, but we couldn’t make it possible and the roads to the beach were blocked by row of vehicles standing for a km. The picture above and below are few years old, showing the idols kept on the beach before cranes uplift them into the sea and a fishermen taking an idol in the catamaran to immerse into the sea.

Idol sail

P.S. Posting under the series PowerShot Sunday

15 comments:

Indrani said...

Great captures Jeevan!

TexWisGirl said...

interesting tradition!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Adieu till next year:)

Destination Infinity said...

I read somewhere that they were immersing a silver/gold statue. Not sure which beach it is :)

Nice pics, BTW.

Destination Infinity

Ajay Kumar said...

Sheer beautiful idols!
Excellent capture..

Sandhya said...

Pictures are very good, Jeevan!

This tradition is not ours, South Indian's tradition. This pollutes the sea more...with all the paints etc. I have seen pictures where people break the idols in the sea with hammers.. Felt sad seeing it.

Ash said...

Ganeshaya namah!

Pattu Raj said...

Lovely photographs. But the colors and the plaster of Paris (isn,t it), is bothering me.

Namrata said...

You always treat fair with photography! nice clicks..:)

Team G Square said...

Nice pictures.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of this tradition.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful, I love this festival.

Twilight Man said...

This raised my eyebrows! Interesting indeed!

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

When these gods are not able to save themselves how will they save us?

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
I am writing to you from a distant Polish ...
I have problems with English. You can install Translete?
You have a fantastic blog and wonderful pictures.
Greetings.
Lucia