19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Reverend Kulasai Dasara

In Kulasai Dasara, it was socially acceptable for men to dress like women goddess. Symbolically projecting and channelizing the shadow self. The true goal of human existence is to attain an enlightened psychological state of being, you may call it “self-realization, “awakening”, or “liberation”. The Sri Mutharamman Temple is located in Kulasekharapatnam near Thiruchendur in the Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu. It is 300 years old. Navarathiri festival is the grandest festival in this temple. More than 1,500,000 devotees celebrate together here.This temple is under taken by Tamilnadu Government.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © apurba Das