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... makes the 1000 year old place. Dave has plans to come back in the morning for sunrise pictures.
The Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva It is an important example of Tamil architecture and is one of India's most prized architectural sites. It is known by other names according to wikipedia; Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Periya Kovil, Brihadeshwara Temple, Raja Rajeswara Temple, Rajarajeswaram, and 'The ...
... under a roofed area where it gives out “blessings” in the form of a trunk touch. In return the owners get a “donation” in the form of fat stacks of cash. While we were there the elephant was paraded around in the heat and on the oven hot stonework. Next was a tree wrapped in coloured strips of cloth. This obviously related to the statues of the guy with a tree growing out of his head, but we couldn't be bothered finding out how. Is it literal or ...
... of available floor space, and those that didn’t find any floor space were standing. Dianne ended up sharing her one, narrow seat with one of servicewomen, which was none too comfortable. Murray remained solo for a while, then shared with a young man, who eventually gave it up to a small boy, who wasn't too thrilled with sharing with a Faringhi.
There were women and kids sitting on the floor around us, and Murray was sitting uncomfortably with one ...
... cola. Don't have a meal, but carry on to the Airavatesvara Temple( built in the 12th century) at Darasuram, which is just as well, as the temple closes at 12pm, so we have just long enough for us to check it all out. This is another temple set in a large, rectangular walled enclosure, with a colonnaded arcade running around the inside of the walls. There is an excellent hall of columns leading to the inner sanctum, and some good elephants and chariots on the side ...
... thirst-quencher lunch.
After a rest I joined the crowds in the streets around sunset, when people are returning from work, or heading out to do some shopping. It feels a little like the Southern European post siesta “passagiata” but a bit more busy and chaotic. Indians are great shoppers and snackers, so I fitted right in!
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