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... the employees had prepared a beautiful meal of hash browns, chicken, jackfruit, mangos and rice for us. It was delicious! Sunday's the dispensary is closed, so I joined some of the other volunteers in going to one of the "Brother's" facilities where mentally disabled men and boys reside. On Sunday's the Brothers open up their compound to street children where volunteers help bathe and feed these children, play with them and then they go back into the streets. Unfortunately ...
... We watched one guy snap three chickens necks at one time and then stepped back into the less graphic area to compose ourselves. We decided to cut though one quick section of the meat part and just as we reentered a man got werid guts all over his sandalled foot and didn't flinch. Just on the other side we saw baskets and baskets of birds waiting to be slaughtered. Overall I think I would have taken eating vegetarian food more seriously if I had seen the whole thing at the start of ...
... would like their temple... pink, mauve, aqua, yellow... it was brilliant to see and so different.
Next stop was an artists colony specifically religious sculptors who were currently making statues of the goddess Durga for a 4 day festival in Sept. Amazing to watch the process from straw models, which get covered by river clay and them get painted crazy bright colours and dressed up. After 4 days the statues get put in the river and that is that. Most of the ...
... mangroves in the world!
... of people who helped us because I appreciated how they left their families to help ours.
Today we go out yet again to look at more pandals. There are a lot of gods and we have to worship them all!
Although these photos perhaps don't give the full picture, these replicas are HUGE.
PS I have to title every photo so I apologize for the monotony of the titles and I also apologize for the amount of photos and the repeat offenders.