These photos were shot on the 4th day of the Navratri festival. The arrangements you see here is called the 'Golu' in Tamil.
Dolls, rather clay models of all gods, goddesses and even animals considered holy by Hindus form part of this riotously colorful tableau.
Here, I presume it's Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, presiding over the tableau. Notice the lotus flowers arranged on the fringes?
Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles. (That reminds me of my friend who was frantically searching for his 'obstacles'. Turned out that he was actually searching for his spectacles. LOL).
Navratri falls around September/October. Check a Hindu calendar for the dates before you decide. But like I've mentioned before, even otherwise the Kapaleeshwar Temple is a feast to the eyes and balm to the soul.
Read my previous post and see more photographs here.