June 13th, 2012

49. Arulmigu Madana Gopala Swamy Temple, Madurai, India

This dedicated to Vishnu temple surprised us with option to go up to the roof of it where top of the temples shrines can be reached and in one of them Krishna was showed in a sleeping position.

Here in Madurai temples have a very nice atmosphere - warmer and more powerful than other cities generally we have been to.

We praised Krishna and gave our prayers for happiness of everybody from this temple.

Hare Krishna! Be Happy!

50. Arulmigu Koodalazhagar Thirukoil Temple, Madurai, India

Sometimes we go to temples didn't knowing what will be inside of it - what we will see there, how easy or hard will be to do our prayers there and how welcoming the temple atmosphere will be.

Even if we where not allowed to enter the main sanctuary in here dedicated to Krishna as we are not Indians - still we had a chance to fully enjoy this temple do our prayers in here and be in this nice atmosphere of this ancient praying place.

We where happy to see also a shrine for Laxmi inside it as the next temple we are going today is 200 km from Madurai and will be for prayers exactly for Laxmi - so we gave flowers to Laxmi in this temple before going to the next one.

We also wished happiness to everyone from this amazing place.

Hare Krishna!

51. Sukra Temple, Kanchanoor, India

I have been here "many times". Even during this trip it is a second time. First time I went here but didn't wrote in a blog about it because of we didn't do prayers - we came to arrange everything for today.

As we where still in Madurai in the morning - to get here it took a lot of effort - totally 8 hours with bus and almost 2 hours with riksha. We both got here completely without any energy left.

But still we did our prayers for happiness of everybody here. Also we made some rituals which lasted till late night - Laxmi homa and abisheka for our closest friends and people who helps us in this trip.

Blessings and happiness to everybody,
Om Mahalaxmi Namaha