Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Badaga Shivalingam temple in Coonoor

I took this exciting picture from the street before entering. Never knew it existed.
The line to the temple starts on the left, circles all the way around, ending where the lady in red is standing.
After the visit to the Shiva lingam, you receive prasadam (a mental condition of generosity, as well as a material substance that is first offered to a deity (in Hinduism) and then consumed. -- from Wikipedia) at various places, going to sit for a short period on the hillside above.


This temple only opens one day a year, and that day was yesterday. My friend, Sheila, took me upon our return home from the clinic yesterday. I never knew this temple existed, and it's within easy walking distance of the house. Very special.

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