Vijayadasami which fell on Sunday, October 16 was the last day of Navarathri.
It was also a day to seek the blessings of gurus and honour them. A day for people to initiate their children into music and dance or the arts.
Here are a few snapshots taken on this occasion in the south Indian city of Chennai. (top to bottom)
1. Sasirekha Rammohan teaches Bharatanatyam and is also a performer.
2. Subha Ganesan is a vocalist and also teaches music at her academy.
3. Guruvayur Dorai is a famed, senior mridangam guru and artiste
4. Sishyas greet guru Adyar Rama Rao at his home in Adyar
5. Bharatanatyam guru Nandini Ramani with her students
6. Nivedita Parthasarathy with her students at her home-based school
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