It may have been in Singapore’s Chinatown, but on Pagoda Street stood a Hindu temple in all its rainbow glory. Continue reading Sri Mariamman Temple
On a quiet street on the northern end of Puducherry stood a well-maintained heritage house. The one hundred and thirty year old home had once belonged to a Tamil businessman. Continue reading Anantha – a heritage home
We bused to Prambanan one afternoon to the ninth century Hindu temple. It was hot and sticky and the bus crowded, but the site was only twenty kilometres from Jogyakarta. Continue reading Prambanan – Indonesia’s Hindu past
In Rameswaram’s Hindu temple I gained some respite from the unrelenting heat. I dawdled 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.
It’s also a setting in a chapter of a manuscript I’m presently editing.