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Covelong Point Surf, Yoga and Music Event

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the story we saw at Kosapet – Ganesha Idols

 

Surfing Competition 8/26

Surfer Dudes and Dudettes

 

Shri Aadhi Para Sakthi Temple – Konnur Chennai

Here I am in South India in the state of Tamil Nadu absorbing the cultural richness of people, festivals, colors and anything else one sees around the corner.

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Let me introduce the Dashan Sheying traveling mascot who will at times make a guest appearance in my photoblog a kin to the “Traveling Gnome” phenomena which continues even today. Had to drink a lot of coffee to score this guy.   Please welcome “Mr. Bearista Bear” to the team.

Startbucks India - Bear

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the story we witnessed at Shri Aadhi Para Sakthi Temple

 

 
Had a chance to visit a small, local residential Amman Temple in Konnur this morning.  People were extremely friendly and as usually asked that I take their photograph – what an honor

The Gold Star is the location of the temple, see below.  The physical temple may be small at 80sqm, yet the local families make a small temple large with heart.

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Faces of Shri Aadhi Para Sakthi Temple
Images of Giving Personal Penance
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Adventure to India’s Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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the story we saw at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest.

 

We decided to venture 5 hours south of Chennai leaving at 10:00pm for a 5:35am beginning of sunrise at blue hour for one of the most scenic, peaceful visits locations within India, i.e. the Pichavaram Mangrove Forest.

Route Taken Thru the Mangroves by Row Boat
Mangrove Route

First time to see a Mangrove where the Mangrove trees basically suck up the salt in sea water leave on the opposite fresh, dark water.

Inside where only hand-powered boats can go are 4000 wide to narrow canals to transverse.  With low tide coming in at times it was out of the boat to push. A two hour adventure.

Later we headed for the famous Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram.

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Baliamman Temple in Villivakkam, Chennai

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Thank you for stopping by, please enjoy the images and the story we saw at Baliamman Temple in Villivakkam.

 

 

August is the start of the Hindu Festival season in South India and increases in frequency for the next few months.  I thought I’d see additional temples for Laki Amman with a focus on “Firewalking”.

September, Ganesha is back – fun time.

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Back to Butterflies

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What is it about butterflies that attract photographers, nature lovers… everyday people?

Here the Image Gallery is a combination of butterflies, jewel bugs and bees from work plus a repeat at the Kotturpuram Tree Park.

I’m not sure I have all the names correct, let me know of changes.

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