During the weekend of Sep18th I had a good travel filled plan to Coimbatore and Mangalore. While in Coimbatore we visited Murugan temple at Pallani. The drive was very nice along the paddy fields and wind mills. We took cable car on the way up to the temple and a winch ride back. The temple was decently crowded as it was a week day.
View From the Top
Next day we visited Perur temple which had beautifully stone carved and painted interiors. Our next stop was to Dyana Lingam, a peaceful meditation center at the outskirts of the city. On the way back thanks to P’s grandma I found the “Golden Shower” saplings at a nursery. I had been looking for this for over a year now.
On Saturday we took the train to Mangalore. Next two days was spent in Mangalore with family and relatives. Many relatives came home for a function and it was fun talking to them. Navratri is the best time to be in my home town. Two temples near my house have yakshagana shows all nine nights. I watched yakshagana till around 1:00 AM and recollected several childhood memories of fun involved during this time of the year; took a bicycle ride by the beach which was very refreshing.
The weekend was fun with lots of travel and family reunions. I was excited about the Himachal trip soon to come.