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Kalikambal Temple at Chennai- Bhramotsavam (2)
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During the annual Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi at the Kalikambal temple in George Town, Chennai, the processional images of Kalikambal, and other deities are taken out in procession twice a day through the surrounding neighborhood.

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The nightly celebrations involve the procession of the deity on decorated mounts. The Kamadhenu Vaahanam and the Rishabha vaahanam are used on the second and fourth nights respectively, while the Simha Vaahanam or the lion mount is used on the fifth night.

The sixth night uses a specially designed wooden elephant mount with a contraption that allows the trunk of the mount to sway and the ears to flap. (Also see Tirupputkuzhi for a spinning wooden horse mount). The eighth night witnesses the procession of Kalikambal on a horse mount.

The grandest of the nightly processions is the Kinnitter on the ninth night of the festival.