Tag Archives: Shiva

blog 262: the mystery is explained

We told the priests our story as we shivered under blankets while drinking hot tea. “What a pity the Holy Linga was destroyed” the elder priest replied. “We had hoped you fellows would not find it. We have always been … Continue reading

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blog 227: sunrise off the gold of the golden temple

Today the priest of the Golden Temple showed me a wonderful thing! At predawn I reported and he led me by cunning stone stairs that coiled upwards to the very roof top! We sat down and watched the sun rise … Continue reading

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blog 225: sin eaters

The priest nodded. He looked out of the window at Benares as tears dropped down his cheeks. “The Ramlila as started. The 31 days of Rama. Our beloved Rajah rode his elephant through the streets to start the festival. The … Continue reading

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blog 198: killing with chemistry

By fading dusk we were outside in the moonlight gilded wilderness outside of Jaipur. I pulled on a rubber laboratory suit, gloves, and visor with thick glass inset such as metallurgists use. Then Ram Singh then helped me into a … Continue reading

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blog 197: getting the narasingha to attack will not be the problem

Ram Singh used the priest’s horse to gallop for help. Soon he was back with the German doctor. “Evolutionary detour” I explained. “India! I knew I vould see strange things!” the German said as he set and bandage the wounded … Continue reading

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blog 169:ladoo

Afterwards, we discussed our differing worship of the same god. I was a Lingayat which was a ‘protestant’ wing of the Shaivite rainbow of worship of Shiva. Ladoo was more orthodox. But Ladoo was curious how I came to become … Continue reading

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