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Mr and Mrs Shivaji visiting from Iowa. They are members of the Transcendental Meditation movement and teach at the Vedic University in Iowa. They are from Chennai originally and were struck by the beauty of the Lord Nataraja deity in Kadavul Temple.

 

Enjoy a slideshow below of the last part of Bodhinatha’s recent trip to Northwest Arkansas. You can click on the plus and minus buttons to the left and right of the thumbnails to go to the next and previous slides; the arrows move you to the next or previous group of slides; you can also click on the thumbnails themselves to go directly to a particular slide, or try the right-most navigation button to view the slideshow full screen.

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Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective

We continue with the last series of photos from the well bathing ceremony at the holy temple of Rameshwaram.

Bodhinatha at the 2nd last well.

Bodhinatha after having completed the 22 wells.

Shivani Rajan at the last well.

The sign at the back says “This kodi theertham is equivalent to holy ganga water”

The resident temple elephant.

Blessing the pilgrims.

Thomas Kelly, our photographer, is being blessed. Who’s taking the photo?

The Ramanathaswamy temple is filled with pilgrims from all over India.

And life outside the temple walls are busy and filled with colour.

Lotus flowers waiting to be bought.

The streets around the temple are filled with vendors.

Selling everything you want and don’t want to buy.

And, of course, the ever-popular chai and vadai stall. It wouldn’t be India without it!

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