Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ta Ta For Now!

A season comes to an end as another begins.  Our spring season in India has turned into 108-109 degrees of summer. The computer challenges of the beginning of our visit have returned with our internet being disconnected. We can thank … Continue reading

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Jungle Boat

Well, I teased you in a previous  post telling you that jungle is a Hindi word, so here are pictures to show you the reason.  Kerala is an enchanting mosaic of rice paddy fields, coconut groves, wide beaches, backwater labyrinths  and jungle.  People … Continue reading

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St Thomas Mount, Chennai

Thomas, the saint of doubters, is depicted in Caravaggio’s vivid  painting at the moment of his  belief of the resurrection as his finger is inserted into the wound on Christ’s side.Thomas  was the first missionary for Christ in India where he served, was martyred, and buried … Continue reading

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Temple Towns in the South of India

Sacred Architecture was our focus in the Tamil Nadu cities of Srirangam, Chidambaram,Thanjavar, and Madurai. We saw many of the major Hindu Temples but only a tiny fraction of the 30,000 located in the state of Tamil Nadu alone. The … Continue reading

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South India Here We Come!

Early tomorrow morning, our group leaves for our trip to the South of India for temples, temples and more temples. We are leaving the computer here. When we went North, it was a nuisance because we could never get on … Continue reading

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Gandi-ji

Ghandi-ji was  the name showing love and respect by Indians for the Father of India. Interesting that he chose non-violence and civil disobedience to reach the desired end of  freedom and self-reliance for all Indians. Two hundred years before,  the … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage City…Varanasi

There are many pilgrimage cities in the world, Mecca, Jerusalem, Lourdes, Rome, and today’s topic Varanasi, India.  The faithful travel over miles and miles to reach their holy shires and for a blessing of being closer to god. “The Way” … Continue reading

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