Kapaleeshwara Temple, Chennai

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As non-Hindus we were not allowed inside this Shiva Temple, but we could take pictures of the colorful and detailed ornamentation dating back to 1250. There were side entrances, courtyards, and a tank built around the central shrine, typical of ancient Dravidian architecture.

Though there was a dry spell of a number of years, there have been Theppam Festivals during which lighted lamps are set afloat on the water. Here’s a link to a set of photos from that festival, held in January 2007:

2 comments

  1. Paul Van Driessche · March 19, 2011

    Kathleen,

    Having studied about colloidal silver lately I am wondering if there are any people in India who have linked the possibility of Krishna’s being blue to ingesting colloidal silver. While it’s a good all purpose anti-biotic, if you take it too long internally you turn permanently Smurf blue! Since I learned of this it’s had me thinking. I know India has had some very advanced thinking long ago.
    We met a couple times at the church. I’ve been in California for 2 years and just returned to Austin.
    Paul

    • Kathleen · March 19, 2011

      Welcome back to Austin!

      I have not heard anything about ingesting colloidal silver. Rather intriguing, I must say….

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