Saturday, October 22, 2011

Potramarai Kualam - Meenakshi Temple

Upon entrance to the temple, devotees would first make a trip around the 50x37 m (165x120ft) sacred pond prior to entering the main shrine. Meaning Pond with the Golden Lotus due to the golden color of the lotus growing there, the pond was devoid of any water when I visited it, due to repairs being done. Despite its empty state, throngs of people still gathered in the pillared corridors. In line with Tamil legends, authors still place their works in the pond which judges its worth, with esteemed ones floating while poorly written doomed to sink. Talk about a critic!

1 comment:

Bibi said...

Gee, I wonder how many of my manuscripts would float, ha.