1008 paal kudam abhishekam: For Chitra Pournami

Chitra pourname pic twoFrom a distance, all you could see were the pots on the heads of women in yellow and red sarees.

But a closer look revealed a lot more. In the crowd, there were men and children too. A lady on a wheelchair was also seen with a decorated pot on her lap.

Today is Chitra Pournami, a festival observed on the day of the full moon in the Tamil month of Chitirai.

More than 1000 devotees with milk pots on their heads walked around Sri Mundagakanni Amman Temple, Mylapore,  this morning. The milk was used to perform an abhishekam for the deity there.