Sunshade of the gods

A peek into life at Chennai’s Iyya Mudali Street, where artisans are busy working on special umbrellas for the Brahmotsavam festival at Tirumala

It’s a busy time of the year at Iyya Mudali Street in Chintradripet. The artisans here are meticulously creating a special set of umbrellas for the annual 12-day Brahmotsavam festival.

At this time, in Tirumala, there are processions twice a day — one during the day, and another at night. Nine pairs of huge umbrellas, each spanning nine feet, are given by various donors to the Lord of Tirumala, and each day a new one is used....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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