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Water and The Sacred
a photographic exhibition by Claude Renault
Vaitheeswarankoil: Siram
27 Vaitheeswarankoil: Siram

Siram is a small boy who came with his father, mother, brother and sister to visit and pray at the temple in Vaitheeswarankoil. The family was from Vellore. His hair had been shaved for the sacred occasion. His head is sprinkled with an antiseptic powder which is widely used after the ritual shavings.

Situated about 24 km. from Chidambaram, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or Vaidhyanadha Swamy. His consort is known as Thaiyal Nayaki.

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