The Virgin Mary in a sari

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Marilyn Whiteley on July 16, 2007


☺Jean & Coco-Views ?… on July 17, 2007

I've never seen Mary like this, why not, she's taking the Indian "colours" et many others...she has the colours that everybody wants. Cheers Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on July 17, 2007

Thanks, Jean and Bruce. I was with a group that was looking at religion in South India, including how Christianity had adapted there. When we went into this church, we were overcome by the lively decorations and vibrant colors (partly in neon, no less!) at the front. As a result, nobody else noticed this life-sized scene that we passed near the front door!! I was so intrigued by it that I didn't wonder until later about the stained glass and the light ... (If some day I post a photo of the front, I'll let you know.)

Ian Stehbens on October 28, 2007

Madurai! Any chance you visited Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary? If you did we may have some wonderful common friends.

Marilyn Whiteley on October 28, 2007

No, Ian, we visited several churches but not the seminary. We also spent two days visiting a number of small-scale development projects in and around Madurai, the sort where people are able to get a loan to start a micro-business, etc. That was a remarkable and encouraging experience--a real privilege.

Juan Jo. Andújar on March 23, 2008

Beautiful image and appropriate for the dates that we are. Greetings, Juan.

Marilyn Whiteley on March 24, 2008

Thank you, Juan, for finding this photo at this particular time. Greetings, Marilyn

Albányai Mária on January 22, 2010

It is so beautiful! Greetings, Maria

Marilyn Whiteley on January 23, 2010

Thank you, Maria. I was surprised that nobody else in our group noticed this as we walked past! Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Poondhotam, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 16, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/19 04:33:58
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash