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Hindoo religious car [?Madras].

Hindoo religious car [?Madras].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 254/3(91)

Item number: 254391

Genre: Photograph

A photograph of a Ratham or temple car, Madras from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1860. Temple cars are used on special feast days to convey images from the temple around the town in ceremonial procession. They are richly decorated with flags and wreaths of flowers and people assemble from many miles around to celebrate the occasion.

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