Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It never ceased to amaze me how huge the temples were. This one is the largest in Tamil Nadu.

five finger temple dp325

the temple of the Cholas
grows out of the plain
like five mountains
imitating the granite
rock that rises
on the horizon
the great rock is the
palm of earth’s hand
the gopuram its fingers


  1. Hmmm. Trichy is my native. Going places Susan. Lucky you!!!

  2. I went there as a child - I still remember the day my father carried me around on his shoulders all day in the heat - a poignant memory at this time. the poem of course is beautiful. Lx