THE TIMELESS LIGHT OF MADURAI

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16 February, 2014
Dear Yogis and Friends, It’s been a while since my last post, but so many stories to tell! Hard to know where to start… So, for now here is an image taken last night in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. We arrived in this ancient city around 7pm, and found ourselves wandering through a market housed in the Puthu Mandapam ~ an amazing labyrinth of intricately carved stone columns from the 15th Century. Within, we unexpectedly came across a huge stone image of the Goddess, covered in flower garlands. Beneath were these beautiful oil lamps. Devotion is everywhere!

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Tonight we will visit the breathtaking Sri Meenakshi Temple for an evening ceremony. Another ancient home of the Goddess…

17 February, 2014
Gods, Goddess and Heroes ~ the wonders of Madurai

Images of just one of the Gopurams (9-storey gateway towers) of the magnificent Sri Meenakshi Temple. Decorated with thousands of figures, it really is a sight to behold…

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Vibrant and alive!
Exploring the colourful back streets and markets of Madurai…

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Each moment filled with delight!
OM Shanti
Mardi x