Feb 29, 2012

Ratha Yatra 2012, Kavoor Mahalingeshwara Temple, Mangalore

Rath Yatra or popularly known as the Car Festival is one of the most important festivals of any Vaishnava temple in South India. Excitement of devotees knows no bounds on this day as they get a chance to pull the Divine Chariot of the Lord by their own hands. And it can indeed be felt when you see such gigantic wooden marvels moving by Human efforts. It wouldn't be exaggeration to rather call it Super Human, as it in every little sense of the word is. Lord proves it yet again by this age old Festival that, He the One who carries the burden of the 3 worlds on His shoulders can be easily moved by His simple devotees. Devotion is at times difficult to measure by our limited knowledge of science you see...

Wanted to share the photographs of a similar Car Festival / Rath Yatra organized by Kavoor Shiva Temple annually on every Shivaratri. This temple is said to be around 400 years old and is just walking distance away from our home in Mangalore. Thought of sharing some memories with you all... Thanks for reading...

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Feb 19, 2012

2012 Venur Mahamastakabhisheka in Photographs

Hello everyone. This is a continuation of my last Post on Venur Mahamastakabhisheka. As promised I have come up with a post full of photographs which will help you relive every single moment of the Grandest event for the Temple. It was indeed a life time opportunity for me as well. Last Mahamastakabhisheka was held in year 2000 in Venur and here it was again after 12 years. Needless to mention that it was an event of gigantic magnitude. By Lords grace me and some of my friends could manage to get a VIP pass for the grand festival. All these photographs have been taken from that balcony created at a height right in front of the Lord Bahubali, giving the best views of the spectacular and most colourful event I have ever witnessed in my life. It is indeed a memory that I will cherish for ever down the memory lane. All photographs have been captured from Canon 550D with a 55-200mm Tamaron & 18-55mm Canon lens. Now I will rather give rest to my words & let my photographs speak. Jay Jinendra

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Jay Jinendra