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What a great day!! The flower markets were amazing and so glad we didn't go earlier as apparently it's even busier ... Everyone buying their flowers for worship and celebrations. Men straining up the flowers, their hands move so fast Off to another temple .... Was a big temple !! Sri Meenakshi temple ...dating back to 1600s ..its outer walls 1216. …
... on the right side. We see water buffalo in the river. as we cross the bridge in town on the way to the Gandhi museum.
Gandhi was here twice. The museum chronicals British imperialism and India's independence. It's very one sided and shows the British in very poor light but I think the history is accurate as far as it goes. We were most interested to learn about Gandhi and his role in history. I ...
... He starts us off with a long lesson about Hindu mythology which is hard to keep up with and the kids soon lose interest. But once we get underway he earns his keep by explaining the rituals of the temple and acting as our photographer.
Wandering through the temple is astounding. The rhythms of everyday life are at work here, people eating, drinking, shopping and gossiping against a backdrop of ostentatious celebration and worship amidst endless intricate ...
... big would happen when i got there.....
Classic gag and i fell for it but who'd have known a so called saint would do that, obviously the Indian saint of practical jokes....!
So as you might have guessed, nothing happened, in fact Maduari was boring, only 2 points of interest, a big temple and a palace which were worth seeing but that was all i found the place to offer and left for Rameswaram some 12 hours after arriving.....
... able to take pictures with the cell phone , for a small fee, which we presume was a bribe to look the other way. Once in awhile, someone would walk up and ask us to pay a camera fee. We'd shrug and insist that we 'already paid'.
The temple has 14 gopurams (towers), two golden domes, shrines and inner sanctums to the deities, and an estimated 33000 sculptures. The temple gets 15,000 visitors per ...