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A Temple, a Living Fort, and a Camel !

Ranakpur is  the jewel in the Jain temple crown. Visiting these  temples is an exercise in pilgrimages.  I have shared  the 2.5 miles climb  up the 4000 steps  up to Palatana.  This temple is not up a mountain but the … Continue reading

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Meenaksi Temple. . . . Madurai

  gopuras of Meenaksi Temple  This is the Meenaksi Sundareshvara Temple in Madurai which has been the heart and life of  the Tamil people for 2500 years from ancient Madurai until today.  It is hard to tell if the city … Continue reading

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The Real, Astonishing Tale of Hanukkah

One of my class  celebrations each December was Hanukkah, another festival of lights (beside Diwali).  Hanukkah is an ancient Hebrew Festival.  I always try to do some research on my posts to ensure that it is not just my opinion … Continue reading

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Palitana, Gujarat from 2/13/13

Our trip began at five in the morning for a one-way five hour tour coach ride. Travelling in the country is slow going as many of the roads are only two lanes. It was quite nerve wracking as I had … Continue reading

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