Photos, photos, photos! Days 6, 7 & 8.
January 31, 2010 • Spiritual Adventures
Click here for photos from Day 6 (The drive from Swamimalai to Thanjavur, visit to the 1,000 year old Brihadeeswarar temple and lunch at the Ideal River View Resort)
Click here for photos from Day 7 (Our first day in Madurai, the group goes sari shopping, view the temple towers, meet with the head of the Madurai Monastery and Dandapani takes the camera for a walk)
Click here for photos from Day 8. We drive to Pillaiyarpatti, about 90 mins away to be at one of the most sacred Ganesha temples and one of the finest priest training schools. We attended a traditional fire ceremony (homa), followed by an amazing abhishekam (bathing of the Deity) and puja. No photos allowed for the last two ceremonies. The group truly had an out of this world spiritual experience.
Tomorrow we leave Madurai and head for the hill stations!
Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils, was dominated by the Dravidian culture for 2500 years. The cuisine is distinctly different from that of the north, and is based primarily on rice rather than wheat and an abundant use of coconut. With a largely vegetarian population like much of India, Tamil Na...Read More
Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple in South India, Hinduism’s grandest citadel to the goddess, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus the world over and one of the most famous temples in India. This temple, centuries old and hand carved out of granite, covers an area of 16.5 acres. In Mad...Read More
An invitation to join Jasmine Grace on a Vedic Adventure in South India from Nov 29 to Dec 10, 2017. “On my upcoming fifth trip to India, I feel it is a deep honor to guide beautiful beings through the soul-stirring and beautiful land of India. In true Dandapani style, this is no ordinary yoga&he...Read More
Every year I conduct a retreat in Asia which is open to the public. These journeys are opportunities for people to get away from their daily routines, study with me in a deeper way and embark on a journey of self-transformation. In February of 2017 I’ll be guiding a group of individuals on ...Read More