Monday, 20 February 2012

Nartaki Nataraj offers a padam to the Lord

Two people greet us at the east gopuram.
A seller of tender coconuts and a flower seller.
Both are familiar faces of the many we see and greet at the Natyanjali.

Monday morn is bright and sunny.
And at the sannidhi zone inside the temple, besides the huge crowd of devotees readying for the 10 a.m. abhishekam, are groups of dancers of ages, excited to offer their prayer to the Lord.

A group from Salem goes through the anjali even as Deekshitars and pilgrims walk past or pause.

Chennai-based dancer Nartaki Nataraj comes by too. She does a padam to the singing of K P Nandini who has been performing for Nartaki for some time now.

Nartaki will be dancing here on stage at about 11.30 tonight to a thevaram.

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