Thanjavur Local Customs

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    Brihadeshvara : Para el elefante/ For the elephant

    by elpariente Updated May 12, 2013

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    Como ofrenda a los elefantes del templo se les puede dar una rupia que te cogen de la mano con la trompa y se la entregan al "mahout"o bien plátanos que se los come el elefante

    As an offering to the temple elephants you may give them rupees, that you hold in your hand , they take it with the trunk and they deliver to their "mahout" or bananas that elephant eats

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    Brihadeshvara - Sánscrito - Sanscrit

    by elpariente Written May 11, 2013

    Podemos ver a grupos de personas que bajo la dirección de un Brahamin leen y comentan textos en sánscrito
    En los muros hay inscripciones que cuentan con todo detalle la información sobre el templo , como las donaciones para construirlo describiendo las joyas , su tamaño , su peso , las piedras que estaban incrustadas ..., las personas que trabajaron , cuenta que entre otros tenía 50 cantantes , 400bailarinas , sacerdotes... , cuyos nombres están todos escritos
    We may see groups of people that under the direction of a Brahamin read and comment Sanskrit texts
    On the walls there are inscriptions that have detail information about the temple construction , such as donations to build it, describing the donated jewels, its size, its weight, the stones that were embedded ... , the people who worked, among others there were 50 singers, 400 dancers , priests... and all their names are written

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    Brihadeshvara : la sombra del - "Kalasam" shadow

    by elpariente Updated May 8, 2013

    He leido dos teorías :
    - El "Kalasan" ( la vasija sagrada que está en lo más alto del "vimara" ) nunca proyecta en el suelo su sombra, pues esta cae siempre sobre el mismo edificio
    - La otra versión es que al mediodía la sombra del ¨vimara" no se proyecta sobre el suelo
    No las he podido comprobar , pero al final el objetivo de las dos es evitar pisar su sombra, ya que según la cultura India las cosas importantes no deben pisarse

    I have read two theories:
    - The "Kalasan" (the sacred vessel that is at the top of the "vimara") never casts its shadow on the ground, since this always falls on the same building.
    - The other version is that at noon the shadow of " vimara ¨ "is not projected on the ground
    I have not checked if they are true, but at the end the target of both is to walking on its shadow, because according to the Indian culture, important things should not be stepped by human foot

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    Brihadeshvar Elefante del templo /Temple elephant

    by elpariente Updated Apr 8, 2013

    No hay templo en el Sur de la India que se precie y que no tenga sus elefantes para las grandes procesiones y para bendecir a la gente cuando entran al templo
    Pero no cualquier elefante puede tener esta categoría ya que tiene que tener unos rasgos físicos y características especiales , así que se hace una selección muy detallada para ver si tiene signos de buen augurio o si son desfavorables
    Hay muchos signos , pero por decir alguno :
    - La cabeza debe sobresalir del cuerpo
    - Las orejas deben ser grandes y se debe oir el ruido cuando se agitan y tropiezan con el cuerpo
    - Los ojos deben ser nítidos y de color miel , si tiene un ojo rojo puede ser un elefante agresivo
    - Normalmente tienen 18 uñas , pero si tiene 20 se considera un buen augurio
    - Si tiene el paladar negro se les considera imprevisibles
    - Si hace un ruido con la garganta al ver a su cuidador favorito es un buen augurio
    - Los colmillos deben estar separados simétricamente y deben ser de color mantequilla o de color sándalo
    ...
    All important temples in South India have their elephants for large processions and to bless people when they enter the temple
    But not all elephants may have this category as they need to have some physical traits and characteristics, so it is necessary a very detailed selection to check for signs of good omen or unfavourable
    There are many signs, but some say:
    - The head should protrude from the body
    - The ears should be large and you should hear the noise when they shake against the body
    - The eyes should be clear and of honey colour , if he has a red eye may be an aggressive elephant
    - Usually they have 18 nails, but if they have 20 is considered a good omen
    - If he has a black palate is considered unpredictable
    - If he makes a noise in his throat when he sees his favourite mahout, then is a good omen
    - The tusks should be evenly separated and have butter or sandalwood colour
    ...

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    La bendición del elefante / Elephant blessing

    by elpariente Written Apr 7, 2013

    Para conseguir la bendición del elefante hay que hacer una ofrenda de comida, plátanos, fruta... o de dinero que el elefante coge de tu mano con la trompa y se la da a su "mahout"
    Después de esto coloca la trompa sobre tu cabeza para darte la bendición
    Pedimos la bendición para nosotros y para Virtual Tourist

    To get the blessing of the elephant you must do an offering of food, bananas, fruit... or money to the elephant grabs it from your hand with his trunk and gives it to his "mahout"
    After that, he puts his trunk over your head to give you the blessing
    We asked the blessing for us and for Virtual Tourist

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    Tranquilidad - Tranquility

    by elpariente Updated May 12, 2013

    La gente vive tranquila y relajada en el exterior del templo

    People are calm and relaxed on the outside of the temple

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    Devoción y respeto - Devotion and respect

    by elpariente Updated May 12, 2013

    Llama la atención la gran devoción y respeto de la gente en los templos Hindús

    Particularly striking is the great devotion and respect of people in the Hindu temples

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