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... a ceremony/procession round the inside of the main hall complex which was extremely atmospheric. Meenakshi (the goddess after whom the temple is named), incidentally, was born with three breasts (with the prophesy that the superfluous one would disappear when she met her husband - which in fact happened when she met Shiva). The streets around the temple are bustling and just opposite the East (gopuram) entrance to the temple is ...
... He introduces himself as Crishnavijay and spells out the letters phonetically as you would to a child. “C for christmas, R for rat….” whilst flecks of his spittle pepper my face.
Thankfully I take my leave, but he grips me tightly by the arm before I can get away “And when you go back to that bloody England, you tells them that you got many helps from Crishnavijay in Tamil Nadu, isn’t it?” he snarls and then his face relaxes into a broad head-waggling grin.
... loud music and chanting. We took refuge by a the Lotus Pond for awhile. No cameras allowed but I was able to buy a ticket to use my cell phone camera -- duh. Many areas of the temple weren't open to non-Hindus, and because neither of us has converted yet we had to stay out.
The museum in the temple complex had some great artifacts and artwork. Back outside the museum we found one of some 50 priests living in the complex, ...
... made it taste so good. Not to say that Indian food isn't good now, it still is. It's just mostly 'gravy' that you dip nan (bread) in, so it's great to have a solid meal.
For those of you who didn't know, the whole purpose of this trip was to intern at a company called My Rain. We just came early to travel around India, and since the visas got messed up and two guys were left back in the US, we decided to push the internship back ...
... was when they would bud in front of you while you wait in line without knowing that in most of the world that is a rude behavior. All in all we almost always felt safe and rarely felt that we were being taken advantage of.
The only way to sum up our experience in India is to say it was incredible. When you arrive at the International airports, they always have tourism signs that say "Welcome to Incredible India". One last ...