Category Archives: Indian

Tamil Thai Moon

Tamil Thai Moon, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The first full moon in January 2009 as seen from the beach at the Belle Mare Plage resort in Mauritius. The Tamil festival of Thaipoosam Cavadee was held in the morning. This … Continue reading

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Kolaattam

Kolaattam, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The Tamil festival of Thaipoosam Cavadee at a small kovil (temple) near Cap Malheureux in Mauritius. These girls are playing Kolaattam, songs sung and played by banging together two sticks, at the start of … Continue reading

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Early Morning at the Temple

Early Morning at the Temple, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. I’ve been off the island for a while now and every now and again I get a craving for a bit of a bright temple and a dal puris. Even … Continue reading

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Spice Island

Mauritius was a stop on the spice route way before the days of freeze-dry, and one of the things I have really dug while living here is that I’ve been able to experience all sorts of new spices and flavors … Continue reading

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The Cow Wore a Yellow Cape

Today, is another national holiday in Mauritius.  It’s Maha Shivaratri and this morning I went to one of the temples in the north to check out the festivities.  This latest outing, however, had me returning home with a wet bum … Continue reading

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