Tag: shiva

Madurai

Madurai is one of the oldest living cities of the world. The center and the reason for the city is the complex of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. The immense and colourful Entrance doors (Gopurams) are visible even before you reach the city. To get…

Thanjavur

People call it the “big temple” and the talk is of the probably grandest structure in South India, the Brihadeshwara Temple at Thanjavur. The top of the temple is adorned by a 70 ton rock and till date the speculation is on, on how…

Chidambaram

Chidambaram might be considered by many just a stop over on the way to central Tamil Nadu. Yet just passing by would be a pity, because to the locals this is one of the most important places in the land. The Shiva temple in…

Evening prayer

Om. I am neither the mind, Intelligence, ego, nor ’chitta’, Neither the ears, nor the tongue, Nor the senses of smell and sight, Neither ether, nor air, I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness. I am Shiva! I am Shiva! I am neither the ’prana’,…

Living on a prayer

Inside the great Menakshi Temple in Madurai

Temple offerings, Madurai, India