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Prambanan – Indonesia’s Hindu past

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

Ramathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

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.