India sabbatical



Although I was in Madurai (Tamil Nadu) to visit Aravind Eye Hospital, I happened to visit on one of the biggest festival days of the year, 'Chitirai Thiruvizha'.  I was further lucky to have a chance to go to the huge Meenakshi temple, at 6:30am when things were winding up.  Late in the day, I stood in front of Dr. Aravind’s gate and waited with the crowd for the procession of the god from one temple to another.  What a spectacular day!         Read blog entry for more.

'Chitirai Thiruvizha' in Madurai