Patteeswaram, Tamil Nadu

Just before you enter any temple in India, you have to pass through a market. In some cases, shopping happens right inside the temple complex. Very often I find the markets more interesting.

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  1. Unseen minds 23 April, 2009 at 22:55 Reply

    Very nice! Thanks Laxmi for sharing.. somehow, I have missed to capture the most obvious things from my (our) country. One suggestion, next time, take a pic of the huge kumkum hills those sit outside temples…

  2. Final_Transit 24 April, 2009 at 07:48 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi!

    Nice post. I love temple markets. Usually I buy some prasad there and eat it all by myself. Then atleast I can come home and tell grandma that I got ‘prasad from the temple’! LOL

  3. Lakshmi 24 April, 2009 at 10:01 Reply

    Vishesh – Where ? must be very hot if its TN

    Unseen Minds – yea..the chaos is not always tempting to stand round and take a pic..will do..

    Jen – Have you tried them..the prasad as we call its supposed to be blessed by the Gods

    Patricia – Thanks

    priyank – You sound exactly like Sharath. He goes to temples only to eat prasad

    Arun – To garland the goddess

    Rash – Yup..been there a long while ago..i love the trinkets too

  4. Lakshmi 24 April, 2009 at 16:17 Reply

    vamsee – Ive realized that India is very colourful , especially in rural areas

    Sandeep – and the people of course 🙂

    GG – Thanks..will probably work on a series and take more such pics

    Reader Wil – Thanks so much for the visit..glad you liked the colours

  5. Rajesh 27 April, 2009 at 11:48 Reply

    Yes, there is line of small shops on the both side of the lane to the temple. One can find items which are of interest to all the ages.

    Nice pictures, had never thought of clicking one earlier.

  6. Baron's Life 2 May, 2009 at 17:29 Reply

    You are an amazing photographer for you’ve captured the spirit of India and its kind and beautiful people in your work. The details are amazing and mmakes me want to revisit.
    Cheers and keep well

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