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March 19, 2009

S C Road, Majestic








They don't call her the Nagara Devate (City's Goddess) for nothing. Annamma Devi of Subedar Chatram Road, Majestic, resides in one of the oldest shrines in Benglur. She is a survivor from the city’s agrarian past. You usually find Annamma Devi temples next to old irrigation tanks and this temple was originally built near the old Dharmambudhi Tank. 

The Dharmambudhi Tank is long gone and is now the city’s main bus terminus but Annamma Devi remains and continues to be popular. She has evolved into the Nagare Devate and continues to have a new meaning to a whole new generation of Benglureans drawn from different parts of the country. 

And yesterday, the day the Marwari community in the Pete area celebrated the Kula Devata Puja, the temple and surrounding areas was filled with devotees offering grain, grams, milk and ghee. This picture was shot a few meters away from the shrine. 


6 comments:

AGujral said...

Nice & vivacious colors of Indian tradition.

Vibrant picture.

Final_Transit said...

beautiful! You are a walking talking camera from Bangalore!

Sumedh Prasad said...

Nice shots!

Pedro said...

Excellent history and photos.
Congrats

ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ.ಡಿ.ಜಿ. said...

Nice photo with information.

Framed and Shot said...

These are wonderful street scenes. Very close and intimate with fantastic colours. The text makes the whole more involved and interesting.

Like Bangalore Autodrivers I can only take you to places I like to go.

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