Thursday, February 13, 2014


It is this mountain that has brought us to the bustling little city of Tiruvannamalai

Of course that isn't entirely correct because it is more precisely the Indian Spiritual Master Sri Ramana Maharshi who created an Ashram at its base.

At the age of sixteen, Venkataraman lost his sense of individual selfhood, an awakening which he later recognised as enlightenment.A few weeks thereafter he travelled to the holy mountain Arunachala, at Tiruvannamalai, where he remained for the rest of his life.

We visited his most sacred rooms this afternoon.  For the rest of the day we wandered around the city.

Observing life here as closely as I can.

Bustling with traffic and noise.

Mother's and their children

Men working hard

You learn to ride early here in India

Mostly you walk of course

Everybody seems to work hard.

Taking it easy with a friend

The temple of Arunachaleshwar from a distance

Taking the bus home

Bullock cart speed

What is fashionable in Tiruvannamalai

The big picture

A cup of tea

A family going home after shopping

A flower seller

2 moms and 2 kids

2 kids

Seeing it all.....him not me!

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