Temple Festivals – Senior Fulbright Research Grant

Tamil Nadu 2001-2002

The research consisted of spending time at various temples specifically in Chidambaram, Kanchipuram and Mylapore, all in Tamil Nadu, and observing the preparation of the chariots, the construction of palanquins and vahanas, the actual processions and the events, which existed on the periphery of the festivals, along with the accompanying "props" and the rice and coloured drawings (kolams) on the streets. These observations took the form of video documentation, photographs and drawings and notes

Video: Sue Rees

Temple Festival - Mylapore from Sue Rees on Vimeo.

Temple Festival- Chidambaram from Sue Rees on Vimeo.