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Meenakshi Temple

One of the strange mythical creatures in the foreground and, behind, some of the attendants who ensure that only Hindus enter the Meenakshi inner sanctum
Mad Madurai

November 12th 2009
Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 November The Kerala-Tamil Nadu border was just a few kilometres away and, after writing our names and addresses in duplicate on a piece of paper and paying a Rs250 interstate tax, we were allowed through the barrier. We drove, past the huge pipelines funnelling Periyar’s water to Tamil Nadu’s hydro-electric plant, down onto the plains below. The change ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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