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Tea at the Five Rathas
2005/03/21 oochappan

Tea at the Five Rathas

Mamallapuram

Anyone who has raomed around the stonecarvers of the Five Rathas must have stumbled in to this tea stall. For more the fifteen years he runs this small business with a soft smile and galant respect for all. You feel yourself at home.
But once a year the stall is closed.
Then this religious man march all the way from his home to Ayyappa, a worshipping place in the mountains of Kerala only reachable on foot.

Give it a try when you come by.


ISO800 F/5 1/125 42mm late afternoon as shot

PS to Charles Mcsween .... "All is not sad in India." ... indeed , on the contrary ....

You noticed the long white beard here ?

Everything you want to know about tea...


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Steve Jones21-Jul-2007 19:46
Lovely image.
Utsav 28-Aug-2005 09:31
Superbb..so alive and joyous and zest for life...And the hot refreshing Tea... In Japanese Zen traditions Tea is a symbol of awareness and awakening... even though this is India.. Tea Time is a a favourite "ritual" enjoyed by all :--))
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Argishti Khachik02-Apr-2005 17:01
Excellent capture!
Antonis Sarantos02-Apr-2005 16:11
Awesome documentary image!!!
dazedgonebye02-Apr-2005 14:52
The world is still a very large place.
markvm02-Apr-2005 14:33
Superb image!
Chris Sofopoulos02-Apr-2005 14:09
Nice picture. It depicts one moment of his life.