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How the royal Elephant got his colour restored – Darasuram

The legend tells us, that Airavata, Lord Indra’s most beautiful white elephant with four tusks and seven trunks, was cursed by Sage Durvasa for disrespecting him by mistake. Durvasa, a sage known for his temper, presented Lord Indra a garland of heavenly fragrant flowers… Continue Reading “How the royal Elephant got his colour restored – Darasuram”

Kumbakonam – India’s most ancient cultures

If you love to retrace the footsteps of ancient cultures, myths and legends you certainly have to come to this part of India. If you are keen to explore more than just the century and measurements of temples then this is the place. If… Continue Reading “Kumbakonam – India’s most ancient cultures”

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… Continue Reading “Madurai”

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… Continue Reading “Thanjavur”

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… Continue Reading “Chidambaram”

Himalayan Stories – Kala Bhairawa

I remember the story, told to me by a priest in the mid Eighties. The story is of Kala Bhairawa, the god that is said to assist the righteous and destroy evil. The Legend tells that in olden days people having a fight were… Continue Reading “Himalayan Stories – Kala Bhairawa”

Small temple in the morning light

Small temple in the morning light, close to Samode, Rajasthan

Living on a prayer 1

Inside the Menakshi Temple at Madurai

Living on a prayer

Inside the great Menakshi Temple in Madurai