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Posts tagged “Nandi

Work, Rest And Pray

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A makeshift market has arisen outside the temple walls.
Here vendors offer religious images, books, clothes and refreshments.

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Others rest beneath blue tarpaulins, acquiring a sickly cyanotic hue .

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But further down the hill lies an important annexe of the temple.

A giant statue of the bull Nandi, gate-keeper and mount of Lord Shiva and Parvati.


Devotees leave their offerings behind this mystical beast’s ample haunches

And seek blessings from the shrine’s priest.

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We head back to the car park

And rescue the car.

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