Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Kataragama

Some pics from a recent trip to Kataragama. Couple of my friends were going with their family for a pooja and I basically invited myself :). I haven't been there in 6 years, just two months before the Tsunami, and been wanting to go for sometime, but, you know how things get in the way. Unfortunately didn't go to Yala or other touristy places.

Mostly I wanted to go to Tissa, coz the place holds a special place in my heart. My first job, right after I left school i joined a bank, and my first posting was to Tissa. Quite an experience for a "sheltered" Colombo kid, but I enjoyed it there very much and made some good friends too. I've been promising to visit them, so that was another reason I was keen to go. Anyway, got transfered out in about a year, which eventually led to the demise of my banking career and my life as it is today. Who knows, if i hadn't been transfered when I was, I'd probably by still be in banking, and miserable at it, a different life altogether. It's one of those "what if" dilemmas.



Green paddy fields



Yo, Wuzup!


The temple and the paddy field


Product placement


Tissa Temple

Tissa Temple

Yatala Temple


Yatala Temple


Sunrise through the mist


Paddy fields in a misty morn


Two Hearts


"The Mist"


Ma, What's for dinner?


Dude, can I at least eat in peace?


Om nom nom...


Board meeting


Peace

Yummy!


Dude, get my good side


Devala entrance


Colorful Garlands


To whom the bell tolls


Sea of worshipers @ Kiri Vehera


Kirinda Temple


Kirinda Beach

4 comments:

Scrumps said...

I love the two hearts picture! :)

Azrael said...

Thanks :)

Chavie said...

Beautiful set of pics, Az. Really like the misty ones. :D

And the monkeys are quite a handful, aren't they? ;)

Azrael said...

Thanks Chavie.

Yeah, those monkeys have the run of the place. They are the Law! :D