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The procession  
   

The procession

Priests, musicians and people throng around this procession
Madras or Chennai as its now known

January 24th 2014
We went to the Kapaleeshwarar temple for sunset. Legend tells a story that in a fit of pique Shiva once turned his consort Parvati into a peacock and instructed her to worship him here in order to regain her normal form. Parvati supposedly did as instructed at a spot just outside the northeastern corner of the temples central block where a shrine commemorates the event.Terry is wearing a special s ... read more
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