You know you are in India when you see your Guru depicted in graffiti. Padma and I were delighted to see Sri Sakthi Amma graffiti in Thirumalaikodi.
I captured these images of some Indian “door to door” salesmen hawking their wares while in Thirumalaikodi. I just love how the young men have the glittery dresses just flung over their shoulder. These day to day images always delight … Continue reading
At the beginning of our stay here at the Sripuram Ashram, in Thirumalaikodi, we met Parvati (on the left) on an auto rickshaw bus. On the bus she generously gave me some flowers for my hair. Her daughter, Lakshmi, (on … Continue reading
Ah…the laddu…it is a traditional Indian favourite. The word laddu actually comes from Sanskrit meaning a small ball. They are a very popular sweet in India and we have received many over the years as prasad in temples. Every day … Continue reading
Padma adores dosas but last night she got more than she could ever dream of when her dosa roast arrived! It was one metre long! Yes one metre of delicious, piping hot, yummy dosa. Padma was in heaven.
Why walk the dog when you can walk the cow!
Today Padma and I started our volunteer teaching at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School. This school is run by the Sripuram Ashram in Thirumalaikodi. It is a wonderful school with 85% of its students the first in their family to … Continue reading
I know, I know…I’m at the Sripuram Ashram visiting lovely Amma…what more do I need? Well…it is hard to resist when you have a real cutie of a jewellery shop right outside the Ashram front gates.
Om Narayana Pearls is just that shop. It is located at No. 1/556-C (outside Main Gate entrance), Sripuram Golden Temple, Thirumalaikodi, Vellore-55, Tamil Nadu, India. This is a shop that definitely should not be missed. It has the most beautiful reasonably priced pearls that will tantalise and delight you. The pearls can be bought in a string or be made into whatever design you desire. I had a special Ganesha pendant attached to a string of pale pink pearls. Each time I have visited the Ashram I have bought lovely jewellery for family and friends.
So when next at the Sripuram Ashram check out Om Narayana Pearls ’cause pearls are a girls best friend…