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In Pictures: Toronto Sri Varasiththi Vinaayagar Chariot Festival

Jul 25, 2010 3:44:53 PM- transcurrents.com

by Steve Russell

The 11th annual Vinaayagar Chariot Festival at the Sri Varasiththi Vinaayagar Hindu Temple on Kennedy Road attracted thousands and transported me out of the GTA.


The chariot on four huge wooden wheels and pulled by two long heavy ropes resembles a lotus flower. The god, Lord Ganesh sits on a throne as it is pulled by devotees.


A trio of devotees perform Angata Pradesham, they roll behind the chariot or "where the lord has set his feet"

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