On our way to “Arunachala” the mountain of light, we were invited into a small road side “puja” room or shrine where we discussed the symbolism and meaning of the Hindu iconography with a priest and yogi who claimed to be over three hundred years old. Photos by Binsky, MC Yogi, Surendar & Ram
We stopped for tea on the way to the Mountain (Arunacahala) and across the street a giant Hanuman (the monkey warrior) statue stood like a tower. Hanuman is considered a Pillar of auspiciousness, embodying humble service to the Divine. He is the messenger of the King, representing the unstoppable power of Love and Devotion. His strength and knowledge of Yoga is said to be unsurpassed in the three worlds.
Photos by MC Yogi, Surendar & Ram.
We met and hung out with some amazing Sadhu’s in Tiruvanamalai at the Shiva Temple. We sat and discussed yoga as pilgrims made there way in through the side gate of the Temple. Dig the angle, no photoshop necessary. Photos by Surendar, Binsky & Ram
Here’s some snap shots from the side of the great Shiva Temple. The Arunacahala Shiva Temple in Tiruvanamalai, South India is one of the oldest and most famous Shiva Temples in the world. The “gopurams” or towers stand 216 feet, or 20 stories tall.