Sunrise at Pondicherry
Palani, the centre of great spiritual powers. The shrine of Murugan Swami and also the samadhi place of His Holiness Shri Bogarnatharji, the Guru of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. (Cameras were not allowed inside. Just a few pictures were taken from the middle of the mountain where there is a small city near the river side below.)
The gate with three domes below is the place to enter and begin the climb up the mountain. We started from here.
The small pilgrimage city around the shrine on the mountain
Resting places in between to rest and recharge.
This year there was very strict security and no cameras were allowed inside the temple, so there were just a few pictures that we could take. However, those who have not seen the older pictures can see them now which was published on 8.2.13.
Parangipettai, the birth place of Shri Mahavatar Babaji
Chidambaram, the temple of Nataraja, Shiva in a dancing pose in Cosmic Consciousness and Bliss
Except for Parangipettai, all the pictures are contributed by Nishith Patel. As mention in God Within-III, our focus this time on our trip was not on photography and hence the picture gallery is very basic and modest. Last year there was an elaborate picture gallery of Pondicherry and Madurai. Readers who wish to take tips or just like to go through it will find the links above.