"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


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.


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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