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Dressed up Goddess Kali at Kulasai Dussera

The Kulasai Mutharamman Temple, located at Kulasekharapatanam near Thiruchendur in Thoothukudy district of Tamilnadu.is famed for its unique mode of celebrating the Navarathri or Dasara Festivaltake alms from house to house to raise funds for their expenses. And whatever money remains after their expneses offered to the temple. The devotees arriving for the festival undergo fast for 41 days. Some of the devotees even assume the guise of Goddess Kali. Some others assume the garbs of local God.Many people come to these dressed up devotees and seek their blessings. In this Photo Dressed up Goddess Kali and ready to go to theKulasai Mutharamman Temple

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Thiruchendur, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © apurba Das