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April 11, 2009

Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Street






Push/Pull.


One of the main attractions for the visitors to the Bangalore Karaga is the chance to lend their hands to push or pull a temple chariot during the Rathothsava or Chariot Festival. Each temple in the Pete area has a tall garage built next to it to park the wooden chariot and is brought out this month of the year. The largest among them is the one at the Dharamaraya Swamy Temple.


Here, you can see the chariot being prepared, decorated and the wheels being oiled for the procession, a couple of hours before the procession. This chariot will be pulled and pushed by hundreds of devotees through the narrow gallis of the city market area.




3 comments:

Ash said...

Interesting and very colourful :-)

siddarth said...

this must have been a very difficult shot cause poor lighting. wat settings did u use?

its come out very very well indeed!

SloganMurugan said...

Thanks you, Ash and Suddarth.

The light was not very good. I used a lower ISO setting for less noise. And higher exposure. It was tough keeping my hands steady.

Camera: Canon PowerShot A530 - Canon
Exposure: 0.05 sec. (1/20)
Aperture: f/2.6
Focal Length: 5.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 34.4 mm)
Flash: Off, Red-eye reduction

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