Jasmine Trails Travel Guides

Southern Splendours Tour: A South India Travel Guide

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A Jasmine Trails Travel Guide

A Jasmine Trails travel guide: South India – Part I A quick guide for the Southern Splendours tour January 2020 The cities and towns that are covered in this Jasmine Trails travel guide are: Chennai- Mamallapuram- Pondicherry- Gangaikoda Cholapuram- Kumbakonam- Thanjavur (Tanjore)- Madurai- Thekkady- Kumarakom- Cochin In April 2017 we had blogged about “Where to …..Read More

Festivals of India

Goddess in the making

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Goddess Durga with her finery and flowing hair. The artisans put in intricate details into the images, using only rudimentry tools. Image ©2017 Jasmine Trails

Navratri, or the Nine Nights of the Goddess, is celebrated in a big way in almost all parts of India around September-October every year. During this time the Goddess is revered in her nine forms, and the victory of good over evil is celebrated as she slays the demon Mahishasur