Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara ("The Slayer of the elephant demon") depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
This sculpture was hidden among the encroachments but revealed once they’re cleared recently. It’s a rare sculpture depicting the mythical story where Lord Shiva slayed a demon that came in the form of elephant. This Puthu Mandapam was built during the early 1620 CE Nayak rule.

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A young student waiting for a city bus in a shade, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A young student waiting for a city bus in a shade, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
A young student waiting for a city bus in a shade, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A construction worker unloading sand for the roadside construction works near Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A construction worker unloading sand for the roadside construction works near Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
He was curious to look at first.

A construction worker unloading sand for the roadside construction works near Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Two men preparing to carry the clay mascots to herald the procession following from a temple, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men preparing to carry the clay mascots to herald the procession following from a temple, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Two men preparing to carry the clay mascots to herald the procession following from a temple, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A tailor at work with an aged helper, stitching bags for sale and repair, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A tailor at work with an aged helper, stitching bags for sale and repair, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A tailor at work with an aged helper, stitching bags for sale and repair, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old pedestrian walking past the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore

An old pedestrian walking past  the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore
An old pedestrian walking past the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore

Two young women taking wefie in front of the line of shops, ChinaTown, Singapore

Two women taking wefie in front of the line of shops, ChinaTown, Singapore
Two young women taking wefie in front of the line of shops, ChinaTown, Singapore

Two young women selling big balloons by the street side, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two young women selling big balloons y the street side, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, india
Two young women selling big balloons by the street side, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two young men looking at a taller sickle displayed in a hardware shop at Pudhu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two young men looking at a taller sickle displayed in a hardware shop at Pudhu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Such a tallest sickle can only be used in temples it seems, as weapon of a deity.

Two young men looking at a taller sickle displayed in a hardware shop at Pudhu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A young man selling ice cream to the kids, Geylang Serai, Singapore

A young man selling ice cream to the kids,  Geylang Serai, Singapore
They usually make a few tricks and gestures before delivering it to kids.

A young man selling ice cream to the kids, Geylang Serai, Singapore

A woman shopkeeper among mannequins, Tekka Centre, Little India, Singapore

A woman shopkeeper among mannequins, Tekka Centre, Little India, Singapore
A woman shopkeeper among mannequins, Tekka Centre, Little India, Singapore

A shopkeeper taking a break, Chinatown, Singapore

A shopkeeper taking a break, Chinatown, Singapore
A shopkeeper taking a break, Chinatown, Singapore

A fortune teller awaiting for clients, Rochor, Singapore

A fortune teller awaiting for clients, Rochor, Singapore
I liked the sign on the walls.

A fortune teller awaiting for clients, Rochor, Singapore

A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor sharpening a scissor in his portable sharpening wheel, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor sharpening a scissor  in his portable sharpening wheel, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
I had photographed him a few years back and happy to see him continuing the profession which is very rare in these days; and happy to see he’s having continuous business too.

A street vendor sharpening a scissor in his portable sharpening wheel, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Huge tree. Good to see it’s preserved.

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India.

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind.
Good to see such a traditional practice still followed.

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India.