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... and the puja, or prayer, was to help them on their way. They also happen to believe in one god, one caste, one people. Hindus will never cease to confuse me!
We walked around and watched them for a while. People sat down and paid their money and the holy people performed the puja, gave them a tikka on their forehead and then the people would walk towards the sea with a banana leaf containing an offering held ...
... the ashram, although was still quite busy with people, was much calmer than if she were there in the flesh. Apparently thousand of people come to visit when Amma is there to be able to soak up all her loving vibes. I stayed long enough to be able to watch the devout residents begin to assemble on the beach for sunset meditation. Next time, I'll stay. This time, I had a beach town to get to! I spent the next 3 hours enjoying the views while driving through itty bitty ...
... north to Alleppey. This town was famous for its enormous network of backwaters which expanded some 900km. We took a cruise through these waters on a small boat, which i can only describe as being similar to a gondola. Our driver took us to some truly amazing spots, were Grace's kick-ass camera was definitely being put to the test, as every turn of a corner demanded 20 more photos. The backwater cruise showed us a greater insight into what Indian lower class is like. ...
... melted butter at the end! After we had finished cooking we then got to eat all the food and it was delicious. The course cost £6 each and we got lunch at the end. There was a lot of food too! Not bad value at all!
We also spent some time in Varkala deciding on our travel plans for the near future. At the end of February we fly out of Mumbai to Singapore. Originally we thought we would make our way down to the tip of India and then head back up on ...
... finished a 90 minute yoga session. I love yoga; it leaves me feeling so well from all angles. Louise and mum are sleeping and I am sipping on a Jasmine tea contemplating what to eat for breakfast...they have brown bread....yippeee!! Happy happy ...