A pooja journey

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Jessica Rifis

According to Hindu mythology Madurai, India, is where the wedding between Shiva and Parvati took place. The Meenakshi temple is hence dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarer, which to me are among the most interesting characters in Hindu mythology. It is no surprise that this temple is one of the most colorful, largest and busiest temples in India. However among the many gathered for pooja (prayer) and blessings, peace and solitude can also be found. With a touch of persistence and patience This woman silently returns from a fulfilling journey of pooja.

Location: Madurai, India


More Sense of Place Entries »

  1. The Grid

    By David Haltom

  2. A sunset hailstorm over Beckwith Ranch, Westcliffe, Colorado

    By David Haltom

  3. timeless

    By alex rapada

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!