Hindu Excess

It is a grand temple, built according to shilpa shastras, dedicated primarily to Goddess Meenakshi, the eternal ruler of Madurai. She reigns supreme from the inner garbhagriham (the sanctum sanctorum) of the temple. She is the one worthiest of worship. For most people, she alone would have been enough. Hindus are not most people. Just…

Celebrating Green: Sacred and Wild

via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Burst of green inside the grand granite temple complex of Meenakshi, in Madurai. River Amaravati flows serenely flanked along the margins by green thicket.

Maha Sivarathiri at the Village

“மேன்மைகொள் சைவநீதி விளங்குக உலகமெல்லாம்,” the priest implores at this tiny temple in a remote corner of India.

Aesthetic: Ancient and Modern

via Daily Prompt: Aesthetic Aesthetic: ‘Ancient’ on the Left. ‘Modern’ on the Right. Civilisational decline in one picture.