Servants of the Goddess

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At the Chitragudi Temple, devotees purify themselves in the river before worship. The aerial roots of the Banyan tree, sacred tree of wisdom, plunge from lofty branches back into the earth and the "netherworld." The Banyan tree transforms the primordial chaos at the earth's center into a life-giving force.


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