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Juggernaut

A juggernaut in Trincomalee in northeast Sri Lanka. In Hindu festivals this giant wheeled shrine, which has given the nickname to big trucks in the west, is dragged around the streets surrounding around a Hindu temple. This ritual has influenced the structure of many cities with Hindi inhabitants as the streets around the temples must be made wide enough to cope with these giant structures. The ornate carvings with gold leaf can just be glimpsed through the protective sheets.