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Wayanad - A Forest Shrine

Returning from our encounter with the python, we chose a different path back, and came across this....




A stone idol of Ganesha, with a small stone container (probably a lamp), with a feather lying by the side - doesn’t it look like the feather might be a quill, and the container might hold ink, ready for the Lord to pick it up and write? As the one who penned down the Mahabharata as Vyasa dictated it, the sight was appropriate, don’t you think?



The idol was installed outside what we were told, was an ancient, tribal temple.



The temples were really shrines, built mostly with bamboo, and in one case, bricks, and they were old, though they didn’t really look ancient.



There wasn’t much to see or appreciate, especially since the temples were closed.



The Ganesha idol was surely the most interesting thing here, and that too by a quirk of nature, which caused the feather to fall where it did!!!! 

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  1. Excellent. The Ganesha must be some 1200 years old. Though there is an ink pot and a quill nearby, I wonder if any material like paper was available to write on during those times. The tribal s did not deem it necessary to place the idol inside their Shrine!

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    1. Thanks PNS, but i somehow felt that the Ganesha must have been a recent addition to the shrine, which is why it was placed outside.

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  2. Wow! Those temples look interesting. Have never seen such ones. Nice post Anu.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/06/amidst-sea-of-blue.html

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  3. Wonderful place to explore. Very true Ganesha idol real eye catcher.

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  4. I wonder what deities are inside the forest shrines. I also find it very interesting that all the shrines are laid out in a row. And, old or new, I like the Ganesha :-)

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  5. Temples looks weird but have a peaceful and clean atmosphere nearby.

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