Mahesh Balasubramanian

Shore of Kulasai
Location: Chennai, India
Nationality: India
Biography: Mahesh is an Independent Photographer from Chennai, India. His works are published in various international magazines like National Geographic Traveler US, BLUR, Digital Photo UK, Wanderlust UK, Dodho, etc. He has won many international awards... read on
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Shore of Kulasai
Credits: mahesh balasubramanian
Date of Work: 10/07/19 - 10/08/19
Updated: 06/17/20
Location: kulasekarapattinam
Sri Mutharmman temple is located at  Kulasai (Kulasekharapattinam) village near Tiruchendur 55 km south of Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India. In this temple, Dasara is being celebrated as a big festival. Lakhs of people are assembled here to celebrate this festival. The uniqueness and oddity of the festival is that the devotees need not spend from their pockets. They are expected to beg alms from door to door and a token offerings only are expected to be offered at the shrine after meeting out their expenses. On a climactic day, the seashores of this otherwise deserted coastal village turns into a veritable carnival of folk music and folk dance of the devotees in their chosen fancy dresses to either solicit the grace of or to thank for the boon granted by presiding deity Sri Muthramman considered to be the incarnation of Sakthi the consort of Lord Shiva in Hinduism.

During these days, people gather from different places to Kulasai beach. They celebrate the festival and come to the beach for the bath. These are pictures taken at the shore of Kulasai to portray their activities on the shore. 

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