Thank you to Krista for this lovely post…there are so many interesting things to do around Madurai.
Our host decided to dress me up for my birthday. I got an Indian outfit, pearl jewelry, and my hair done with flowers and a braid. We drove to the hills where we were going to see a Jain cave temple.
At the bottom of the hill, a pond is filled with lotus flowers and gigantic fish. Our host explained that it is part of the tradition of visiting holy sites to feed the fish. I have seen this at many temples, and it certainly explains why the fish were so fat. Of course, I admire anything that has to do with appreciating nature’s creatures.
Our host led us up a tall staircase built into the side of the mountain. The hill was so steep I took off my flip-flops ‘cause it felt like I was sliding out of them. We stopped halfway up, where the staircase ended. Some…
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