India through my eyes – the colours of sanctity

Women segregating the red and yellow turmeric inside the temple at Patteeswaram near Kumbakonam town in Tamil Nadu .


  1. Alok 1 August, 2008 at 22:20 Reply

    Hope you had a wonderful trip.

    I didn’t get why they are inside a temple for segregating turmeric.

    Have a great weekend ahead.

  2. I am 5 August, 2008 at 22:00 Reply

    fantastic the first glimpse I thought it was red chillies..a shot I have always wanted to take..but never seen it yet !

    Later read and realized its turmeric..:) Lovely shot…

  3. Lakshmi 6 August, 2008 at 09:37 Reply

    Aaarti -Photography wasnt allowed , but the colours were so tempting..Ive passed Chitradurga many times, but not been there still..guess, its always been a case of lack of time..thanks for the reminder..will do it sometime

    Sameera – Yes, I of my best trips ever , thanks

    Mridula – Thanks..just another digital camera from Sony. In fact been wanting to buy a DSLR as this doesnt give me a good zoom or even a wide angle

    Vishesh – πŸ™‚ there are so many things we discover as we travel

    Hobo – πŸ™‚ Yes and quite a feast for the senses

    Ropi – Glad you like a bit of what you see..Indian names are a bit difficult

    Alok – These are probably offerings made by the devotees to Durga

    Wendy -Thank you.

    Indrani – Me neither..the things we discover as we travel

    Mahesh – Welcome to backpacker and thank you for the comment

    Mitr – Thats is also a beautiful Chola temple but very garishly painted

    Ceedy-Thanks. It looks awesome

    DeeDee- Thanks..glad you liked it

    Stephanie -India is indeed magical..thanks so much for the appreciation

    Charu – Thanks..I so agree with you and it creates an impression on your mind for a long time

    VP – is indeed aromatic

    I am – Ironically , I also thought the same when I saw it from far and I wondered what they were doing ..and then I realized it was turmeric..

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