Rameswarm’s Brahmin restaurant.

Photo courtesy: Harsha K R from Bangalore — Wikimedia Commons

Clustered near Ramanthaswamy Temple was a Brahmin restaurant with the crispiest masala dosas. Continue reading Rameswarm’s Brahmin restaurant.

Ramathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Discovering Rameswaram’s Hindu temple where I gained some respite from the unrelenting heat, I walked the long corridor with pilgrims from all over India. I heard voices echo off the stone walls, smelled the fragrance of garlands and incense, and felt the ripple of stone beneath my feet. Staying in Rameswaram for over a month, I came to know this structure well.

Rameswaram

Photo courtesy: Allan Jones — Wikimedia.org

Rameswaram Island located in south eastern Tamil Nadu, stretches into the sea as if reaching towards its twin over the Palk Straight. I’m guessing sixty thousand years ago when sea levels were lower, Sri Lanka was joined to Tamil Nadu. That’s when Tamils might have crossed on Adam’s Bridge to settle on the island nation.

I took a ferry from Rameswaram across to Mannar Island, the night before trouble exploded, but promised to return to this peaceful island, in the days before traffic from a bridge that was later constructed from the mainland to the island.

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