National Geographic : 1913 Dec
Photo byJohn J.Banninga THE DISAPPOINTED GUEST According to the tradition, Alagar, the brother of the bride, arrives too late for the wedding of the gods. Herefuses tojoin thefestivities and goes off to visit a village a few miles from Madura. Here we see Alagar in his car, accompanied by thousands ofpilgrims, onhisway tothe village. The great car is pulled but a short distance, as the god makes the greater part of the journey on aplatform carried bytwenty men. The tents in the picture contain side shows, for at these festivals the people combine religion and amusement inacurious way.