Shrine beneath the banyan trees

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Marilyn Whiteley on April 14, 2008

Dear omshakti,

When you wrote about the photo I posted on Photochain (in the comments section of the Ekambaranathar Temple picture), you mentioned "temple" and "shrine." That brings a pleasant memory of when I was at this site. I was wandering a bit when perhaps I should have been listening more to the report of the organic farm we were visiting! Two men came by in a bullock cart. They greeted me, and one of them asked, "Have you seen our temple?" He gestured in the direction of this. I was surprised at his choice of word, but I thanked him and assured him that I had.

I assume that the origin of this would likely be similar to that of the shrine at the crossroads.

Best wishes, Marilyn

omshakti on April 14, 2008

Very much so, Marylin. You may visit next week and find a proper temple under the banyan tree, though the tree's roots may engulf it some day. I posted a banyan day before, and on this hill temples "grow" like mushrooms... Amazing

Greetings from Auroville

Marilyn Whiteley on April 15, 2008

I like the thought that the shrines may develop and grow! And banyan trees fascinate me; thank you for the link to yours with the amazing roots.

When we arrived for our visit, they first tried to arrange some space near the farm buildings, but they quickly realized that this group of North Americans would not survive in the sunshine even though it was February! So we were taken to stand in the dense shade beneath the banyan trees, where we exchanged greetings and learned about the project.

Lecleire Jacques on May 5, 2008

Great picture Marilyn and also very nice explanations. Thanks for sharing !!!

My best regards, Jacques

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  • Uploaded on April 14, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/21 05:13:42
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