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Valluvar Kottam - Chariot Wheel

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 18 December 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

This is a close up of the chariot wheel seen in yesterdays post .

The Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar is known for his 1330 couplets "Thirukkural".
Thjirukkurral has been translated in numerous languages.
This Wkipedia page offers more information.

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


18 Dec 2010 7:19am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Would this chariot have ever moved? It looks so heavy! The wheel seems to be made of marble! If it did move, how many people were needed to drag it?

18 Dec 2010 7:33am

@CElliottUK: As you rightly said it is made of marble. This model has been stationary and never moved. However, this is a replica of the temple chariot ( temple car) of Thiruvarur, well known for a festival where the chariot on wheels is actually pulled by huge number of people( in hundreds) - The thing to note here is the co-ordination involved amongst the people in getting this mega structure moving!!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Interesting image.

18 Dec 2010 8:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli cadrage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

18 Dec 2010 9:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Huge this wheel, it was better that she rides on the feet:) Superb and unusual components. Good day.

18 Dec 2010 9:39am

marci from Morocco

love the angle! really nice shot!

18 Dec 2010 9:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A stone juggernaut, wonderful

18 Dec 2010 11:11am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Amazing shot, superb light and detail

18 Dec 2010 12:22pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

beautiful compo and light

18 Dec 2010 2:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb capture. wonderful light

18 Dec 2010 5:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It' huge and very impressive. A very strong, successful shot.

18 Dec 2010 5:04pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Was it shot at night? Golden lights are shed nicely on the wheels!

18 Dec 2010 5:13pm

Hediyeh from Tehran, Iran

great shot !

18 Dec 2010 5:21pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The side-light is very pleasing.

18 Dec 2010 7:34pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


18 Dec 2010 7:43pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love the details and the beautiful tones here Sunder... very nice work ! Enjoy your weekend :)

18 Dec 2010 7:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting photography and literary content completely ignored ... sorry! Thank you very much for everything! We thank informative cultural note! Glad you like it, Best regards, Adela

18 Dec 2010 8:04pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Awesome detailed pic. Well done.

18 Dec 2010 8:31pm

tataray from france, France

Bel angle de prise.))
La lumière est féérique ... Excellent.

18 Dec 2010 8:39pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful use of the light in this.

18 Dec 2010 9:51pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Nice light and details on this. awesome job.

18 Dec 2010 10:05pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Fantastic stone carving, your photos really show the artistry here.

19 Dec 2010 12:02am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Now THEM's some wheels! Great detail. Love the light. Someone already said it: Juggernauts.

19 Dec 2010 12:09am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great shot - those are big wheels.

19 Dec 2010 12:30am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Wow! It looks huge!
Wonderful shot. : )

19 Dec 2010 1:40am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice detail of the wheel's decoration. The lighting is just great.

19 Dec 2010 3:38am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is beautifully shot.

19 Dec 2010 3:38am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

shows the sheer size very well...

19 Dec 2010 3:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle you get on this chariot wheel. I like the detail of the carving we see in the stone.

19 Dec 2010 7:11am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great angle, you have really shown the vastness of this chariot

19 Dec 2010 8:59pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the details....and the wheels are a statement of the world going round....

20 Dec 2010 5:56am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

oh gorgeous really big wheels...wonderful documentary shot and information..

20 Dec 2010 8:36am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

gorgeous light and pattern............

20 Dec 2010 11:18am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

brilliant composition !

21 Dec 2010 3:07am