Sitamarhi, India: Faith Rules The Town

Sitamarhi, India: Faith Rules The Town

Ramayana- the Hindu epic presents the story of God Ram and Goddess Sita, who survive through several odds, win over the evil and spread the good. The journey to the birthplace of Goddess Sita was adventurous. The Air India flight landed safe on Bihar’s capital Patna at 1 PM and we had to travel another … Continued

India: Sunrise at the Ganges

The smoke from the funeral pyres danced in the rising sun, cascading downstream with the river and rising above the morning bathers. The smell of burning wood and incense hung in the air, stagnant, as the sun peeked over the horizon and reflected off the rippling currents. Crows flocked at the piles of ash and … Continued

The Thiruvannamalai temple has several temple towers pointing in the four cardinal directions, each exquisitely carved.

Two “Foreigners” in Thiruvannamalai, India

I had a lot of trouble pronouncing the name of this town: “Thiruvannamalai”. It required me to roll my tongue too much and too many times. It had too many syllables. Hailing from North India, living in the south Indian city of Bangalore, I initially found south Indian names to be tongue twisters – especially … Continued

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