This Saturday I was fortunate enough to know that a festival was happening in one of the oldest parts of Chennai. We made our way down to the area at sundown to the Kapaleeswarar Temple. It’s located in the Mylapore section of India. Mylapore is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. There are a lot of temples and a church in the area. So it makes for good history lesson (for another post).
The reason we came to Mylapore this evening was to explore and see what was going on. Part of the exploration turned out to be a pretty long tuktuk ride. This festival appeared to be the celebration of the arts with different demonstrations happening throughout the day. We walked in on a traditional dance performance.
It was a great Saturday night and can’t wait to spend more time at festivals. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, people would stop and say hello to practice their English, and also share a smile as we passed through the area.
Here are a few highlights from the night: