Pilgrims at Hogenakkal
Pilgrims at Hogenakkal - Hogenakkal, India, 1973
Hogenakkal is situated on the border of Karnataka, 46kms from Dharmapuri. One of the major rivers of India and a perennial river of south India the Cauveri flows through and make the soil fertile. The river plays major role in making the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu prosper as it passes through. The name Hogenakkal is derived from Kannada. It means smoky rocks.
The New Moon days in the months in January or Thai and in July or Adi are special for the pilgrims who arrive to take a dip in the river. However on Adi 18th, which is in August, a festival to the river goddess is celebrated.