We just returned from a trip to South India! We spent this fall studying Hinduism and Indian history (see post below) and our trip was an amazing way to bring it all to life!
After arriving in Bangalore, India, we went straight to Kulittalai in Tamil Nadu where we stayed for five days at Saccidananda Ashram. The ashram blends Christianity and Hinduism and for many years, it was the home of Father Bede Griffiths, a British monk who became a yogi and a leading thinker and writer about the links between Christianity and Hinduism.
Here I am (with Baba) outside Father Bede's hut.
And here I am feeding the ashram cows, who I named Lakshmi, Kali, Sita, and Draupadi.
Here is where we ate our meals, which were yummy!
And here I am meditating with Yogi Jesus!
We visited the local villages, countryside, and towns in an auto-rickshaw
I loved all the animals we saw
And we met some friendly monkeys at a temple!
All the people were very friendly, with big smiles
We also visited Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which is the biggest temple complex in India