Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I had to rewrite this one as Krisitna alerted me to the fact that the pictures did not show on the blog. A few weeks ago, we spent a couple of days in Chennai. It's beautiful there, similar to Cochin. Owing to the fact that Kristina spent all of her time there at work, I had a lot of time on my hands and this is what I got:

Located on the Bay of Bengal, in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai was formerly called Madras. Chennai has one of the longest beaches in the world, second only to Ocean Beach in San Francisco. I took a bunch of pictures, (link below). The pictures in this posting are from both Kapaleeshwar Temple and Saint Thomas' Basilica, which probably makes sense if you look at them closely.

PS: Did you know that The Apostle Thomas died and is buried in Chennai? True. Did you know that The Mary (Jesus' Mom) gave Thomas her Girdle to make up for the fact that he was left in India while the other Apostles were miraculously transported to Jerusalem to witness her death? Also true. Don't believe me? Click link below.

PSS: More information about Chennai:


Anonymous said...

Hi there!

It was wonderful knowing from you so much more about Chennai. I have stayed in Chennai for a couple of years with my family about a decade ago. It sure is a great place with so much of history, so deep a culture and such magnificently tolerant people. Cheers!

BTW, did you visit Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram too. If not, you must the nest time.

Joe and Kristina said...

Yeah, it was beautiful there. We will be there again and be sure to visit the places you mention. It is amazing how different the south seems from the north here. Thanks Kulpreet.

Joe and Kristina