"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Within The Temple Walls

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On entering Trichy’s Jambukeswarar Temple, much of the frantic commerce quietens.

Despite the milling devotees

And in-house retail outlets,

It retains a sense of peaceful piety.

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The temple is a complex brew of dreams, devotion and domestic activities.

But still manages to breathe the air of religious worship.

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3 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Beautiful. The carvings are magnificent and the colours are lovely. I like the picture of the white haired man saluting you, he appears very serene.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    • He appeared like some character from a Rabindranath Tagore novel: his dhoti shabby; but his face and beard immaculate. Sporting that quizzical look of bemused other-worldliness in his bespectacled eyes, I couldn’t help but wonder what memories he could share ..

      May 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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