A rather big temple hided on the countryside, not a lot of people here, except for the Sadhu, sitting in the shade at the entrance.
Look how his hand is reaching out for some small change to improve our karma.
This Temple in Thiruvadavur at 24 km from Madurai, is dedicated to Shiva.
This village is the birth place of Manigavasagar, an 8th century AD minister in the Pandyan kingdom, who wrote the famous Tamil poem called THIRUVASAGAM regarding the God Shiva.
This poem is now composed by Ilayarajaa -- with the Budapest orchestra, 60 East European adult voices with a choir of 25 children, a choir of 60 Indian voices, 40 Indian musicians, 10 voices from New York -- to an oratorium, a fusion between Carnatic music with Western classical music.
I wonder how it would sound here in this Temple on a Sunday.