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Purple fury ...
* 2006-01-16 oochappan

Purple fury ...

India - Tamil Nadu - Madurai - Alanganallur

Today one man died here at the festival of the Jallikattu in Allanganallur, you could disaprove this kind of festival of the farmers based on a long tradition but you could even more disaprove the danger on the roads here where busses and lorries maintain their daily Jallikattu, yesterday 114 people died in a bus accident near to Melur ....

In spain the bull has no chance, it has to die in the arena, at least here the challence between animal and men stays on a fair level, The one who can catch the bull by its hunch for a moment gets rewarded with presents as a bicycle, a television, a goat, a chicken, a chair, a bed and money up to 5000 Rps .... but most you get honnered as a winnar !

If the bull can escape without being captured then the prize goes to the owner of the bull. The bull was covered with purple powder, a habit here to use this holy colors also on animals like chickens, dogs, goats .... and it makes this bull more impressive.

Being here, it's fun, it's overcrowded, it's sensational but most ... all are in a good mood, a festival mood !

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Algis Kemezys24-Jul-2007 14:56
This is Pongal...great !!!! I was just there 4 months ago...beautifull and thoughfull images ... see my short film if you want on Orcha, if you want. Thanks for sharing...
Bang Truong30-Dec-2006 15:55
Wow, beautiful !
Herve Blandin15-Apr-2006 02:09
Nailed it again (the shot)!!!
Muthu Vinayagam19-Mar-2006 05:37
Sucha LIVELY shot and beautiful timing to capture the expressions. Stunning.
anders lundin14-Mar-2006 18:49
amazing shot, lovely colors and stunning compo! Voted /Anders
Hubert Steed13-Mar-2006 00:22
Well done...
Guest 12-Mar-2006 18:47
Very good shot...