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... yalis (mythical figures of lions and elephants). In the Temple Art Museum in the hall are icons, photographs, drawings, and other exhibits of the 1200 years old history of the temple are displayed. Just outside this hall, towards the west, are the Musical Pillars. Each pillar, when ...
... though I was quite ill here, I loved the chilled out vibe and getting ‘scooty’ on my wee scooter.
Indian trains – I love them, can’t help it, they are great, they even have great food and train chai, oh wow, I would like some train chai just now because I am writing about it, and we met Krithika and her brand new husband of 10 days Venkatramen.
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... we settled on a half hour visit. So then walked to the entrance where we had to leave our shoes. Once inside the temple walls we sat down on the floor and the guide launched into a long and complicated story about the mythological history of the temple. Lots of gods and goddesses, I got quite lost, then just when we thought he had finished, he said that there was an alternative story, and proceeded to tell us that one as well. At last he ...
... facts can I dazzle you with? Pepper is not a tree nor a root plant but a creeper. It was so valuable in the past it was known as 'black gold'. If you have a cold, crush some black pepper and mix it with rum. Cardoman is a spice growing close to the ground. It is the world's third most expensive spice [saffron #1 and vanilla #2]. Yours truly first guessed cloves; ta da! It is good for a toothache.
Nutmeg is the male plant. Nutmate is the female plant. Our guide said it ...
... Shroud of Turin (although hopefully Gandhi's cloth is not a fake). This is definitely the seed of a new religion, if it isn't already in bloom. I'm all for venerating Gandhi for his remarkable accomplishments, but his depiction in popular Indian culture has definitely moved into legend. He was believed to be a demigod in less educated regions of India while he lived and now the messianic myths are free to multiply. It's no different to deifying ...