Odds and Ends October 1st 2006 In area generally called Kalbadevi, is a very old Hindu Temple, a Jain Temple (different blog), a Mosque, a bazaar, and the nearby Crawford Market. The Hindu Temple is Mumba Devi Mandir, or Mumba Devi Temple. It is dedicated to the goddess Mumba. Mumba is where the name Mumbai came from and is a local incarnation of the Devi (Mother Goddess) conception of being.
It's a small temple and was very ... read more
Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai 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
A series of fun, fascinating, and hastily-planned journeys from Washington DC to Malaysia, India, Pakistan, and a few other places. Lots of sandals, sand, saris, and hijabs. Visits with interesting people, great food and local attractions, many religious shrines, nice photos, and without the benefit of spell-check. It's all good. Well it's mostly good. Sure beats working! ... full info