Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Hindu Goddess

So this temple festival is going on near my place, this four handed goddess made of serial lights marks the road that leads to the temple. This goddess called Mariamman (Mother Mari) is the goddess of disease and rain. At her festival, the devotees walk on burning hot coals to prove their undying devotion to her.

2 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

Karen:

The deity is amman and the festival is the celebration of the Tamil month Aadi.

Refer this link for more details:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aadi_Perukku

Best,
Susan

Karen Xavier said...

Thanks for the link... didn't know what to search for even. I tried searching for hindu deity with a 3 edged sword, couldn't think of anything else.