Easy.... :-( PAY... In Palani free darsan gets you about ~10 metres from the Sanctum. 15 Rupees a bit closer and 50 Rupees even closer.
I find this a kind of injustice, because god has to be accessible to everyone. But unfortunately this is rerely the case in all the Major temples in TN (and I believe in many other parts of India.. Worst in my opinion being Tirupati.. (The second richest holy place after the Vatican.
The unfairness towards the poor contiues....
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oochappan (22043) 2005-09-21 4:19
A good shot to reveal what is so true, what is popular you have to pay for, everything in India is for sale 'Money, money, money .....' but there are still places for free to all, even not-Hindu, like Chidambaram and most of the smaller not well-known temples. Good to use that tendic tilt to depict all the fuz here of how thorough the simple people is being robbed, selling air is most rewarding and good business, a shame on this Holy Place indeed unfair to God too.
Furachan (0) 2005-09-21 4:33
Hello Bala! Lovely to see you posting from India. I really like what I would call a reverse TILT (I tend to TILT the other way...) Very witty, informative scene here, well captured, and superbly described in your own inimitable fashion in notes.
Excellent TE contribution...
nerve (10231) 2005-09-21 5:37
nice one Bala, good composition..
i like the tilt and colours here..
i totally agree with you.. these temples should be free for every one in India..
don_narayan (2014) 2005-09-21 6:59
Hey Bala, great scene here. the colors are excellent as well.
bibiweb (8) 2005-09-21 10:32
Une belle scène de "daily life" et un texte très instructif pour l'accompagner. J'aime bien le tilt et les couleurs vives. J'aimerais savoir pourquoi les deux personnages sur la gauche ont la tête toute blanche (on dirait un shampooing pas rincé) ?
PJE (20758) 2005-09-22 0:48
Bala you sure are creative with the off level photos. Now the very thought of paying to see a divine being made of human hands sure makes me wonder about the teachings of many of those in India. They believe in many gods for every need in their life. In contrast I believe in one God who takes care of all my needs. His grace is free to all who ask it, and He asks me to come to Him with all my heart and invites me to enjoy His prescence no charge...just be open to His will for my life.!
parbo (11092) 2006-08-11 21:50
Your photo must be a lesson for every one. Some people sell “ticket to heaven” in many religions. Congratulations
- Copyright: Bala Nallama (bnallama) (3763)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S
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- Date Submitted: 2005-09-21 3:31