Discovering ‘Sahasralinga’ in the Land of the Khmer


It’s been almost five months since we left Siem Reap but we cannot stop reminiscing our moments with the Khmer Empire. While our memories of the unforgettable Angkor Wat and the magnificent Angkor Thom still remain fresh, we can’t help but go back to the time we set foot on the North-Western hills of Phnom Kulen to reach Kbal Spean.

Literally translated to ‘Headwater Bridge’, Kbal Spean was carved our during the reign of King Udayadityavarman II, possibly between the 11th and 12th centuries. Dedicated to the Trimurtis: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, this Bapuon-style group of sculptures is definitely one-of-a-kind. Continue reading


Kanchipuram: it’s more than just silk sarees


Famously known as a ‘temple town with more than a thousand temples’, Kanchipuram is the capital of Tamil Nadu. We decided to hop on 576 – the air-conditioned bus from the T.Nagar Bus Terminus to go on our spiritual journey, last Friday. Only about 75 kilometres away, it took us less than three hours to get there.

There are other ways to get into town in case you aren’t okay with the bus:

  • You can drive by yourself (you might want to try Zoom Car)
  • You can hire a cab to drop you off (but that’s going to be expensive because you might have to pay the cab to get back to Chennai)

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