Nov 12, 2009
India - Guruvayur Temple
There is no photography allowed in the temple. Neither is mobile phone allowed.. Well, even if it were, the temple is so crowded that if you keep track of your people, that would be a task on its own. And I was only worried about how Tanush was taking the heat and crowd.. He did enjoy the function, though later on in the next few days, his skin started irritating..
A large uruli (a heavy bottomed vessel) was there near the entrance to the main shrine in the temple and it was filled with bright red manjadikuru seeds (I was told this by Manu later as he saw my diary entry with this drawing.. I thought they were stones). It is said that any person who places his hands in the uruli and ploughs through the seeds three times gets a lot of goodness. Manu said, that it is supposed to make small kids naughty LOL.. Tanush enjoyed it!!!! :) :)
Since there was no way we could photograph any of our precious moments in the temple, I had to remember this scene and come back home and draw this at night.. I colored it only a couple of days back, after I have settled down somewhat in my mom's house.