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Partab and Chandra Ramsingani from California are here on their 40th wedding anniversary with their daughters and their families. Bodhinatha presents them with a shawl.

Shanthi Aribindi, her parents and daughter are here on pilgrimage from Illinois. Shanthi came prepared for her meeting with Bodhinatha with lots of well thought of questions bringing some wonderful answers out of Bodhinatha.


The new Minimela building permits have finally been approved after nearly two years! Hurray!




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Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective

Today we depart Rameshvaram for the Uttaramangkosai temple and then on to Tuticorin.



A view of the Ramanathaswamy temple from hotel at dawn.

Ready to depart our hotel in Rameswaram.

The view from the Indira Gandhi bridge of a fishing village in Rameswaram.

Our buses stop briefly on the Indira Gandhi bridge to get a nice view of Rameswaram island.

Today we leave Rameswaram for a brief stop at the Uttarakosamangai temple and then onto Tuticorin for lunch and onwards to Tiruchendur. A long day of travel ahead.

The Uttarakosamangai temple in the distance.

After an hour and a half of travel we arrive at the temple.

Bodhinatha poses in front of the very colourful raja gopuram.

This very old temple houses a 5-foot tall jade Nataraja.

Making our way through the massive entrance.

Parading around the temple premises.

Another amazing feature of this temple is that it is also home to a 3,000 year old sacred tree.

After our visit to this wonderful temple we get back on the bus for the drive to Tuticorin.

We arrive at Sathya resorts where a sumptous meal has been prepared for us.

Yummy!

No more, please!

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