Empires Hotel Bhubaneswar
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... name being the former. An ancient land with heaps of history, many indigenous tribes with approximately 13 still classified as primitive. Our first stop being a short drive from the airport: a Jain temple (Parasuramesvara) from the 7th century AD. Jitu explained to us the architecture behind the temple's construction. Each having an ornate series of carvings which depicted the history of the time. This temple was rather small: the worshipping area being about ...
... one too. The street where my hotel is, is a 6 lane road with a 20 ft impeccable pavement on both sides (never mind that two wheelers are merrily zipping upon it in true Indian style ; at least it is there). I think its time to consider abandoning Bangalore, where the word pavement has not yet entered the dictionary.
Its just a night halt here and I will be on the road again come morning. Orissa is not my target this time.
... figures of gods carved on the walls and large green lawns around.Unfortunately, the large, spectacular Lingaraj temple, is closed to non Hindu, fortunately you can 'admire it from a high terrace and take pictures.Bubaneshwar is the capital of Orissa, a pretty clean city by Indian standards and broad avenues to 4 lanes that allow a flow of traffic.Then I visited the museum of the state and that of the ...
... with their brand 'Shiva' imprinted on each brick. We walk through the cashew and the mango plantations, we sample the tamarind pods, very tart! Its time for breakfast and Danny teaches Vanveeta the art of the poached egg, its becoming his trademark in India. She perfects it in no time and prepares one for JP, they really like the idea of water poach, no oil. In the afternoon we visit the Nuapatna hand weavers saree village with at least 40 small houses with looms in each ...
... in India when I leave. So back to the story. We went into the home and met these beautiful one month old twin boys. I will let the pictures speak for themselves except to say the younger woman is Kabita who is Manoj's sister and the older woman is not the grandmother, but a woman from the village who was helping out. Apparently it is a custom that when mothers give birth the "grandmothers" in the village come and help out. What a treat for all ...