Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/19

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Subject: [Leica] Seen God
From: montoid at (Montie Talbert)
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 01:57:38 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

Just superb, Jayanand!  Do you mind sharing some tech details,
camera, lens etc?  Thanks!


>On Aug 20, 2010, at 12:26 AM, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> 

> I had gone into the rainforests of the Western Ghats mountain range,
> at a place called Valparai in Tamil Nadu (the state which I belong to,
> and stay in), mainly to see the endemic flora and fauna (including
> leeches!) during the monsoons. At a beautiful view point - the day was
> very wet and overcast, so the landscape shots had to wait for another
> day - I met this man, Velu, who claimed to have seen Murugan, one of
> the Hindu pantheon of Gods at this spot in 1983. Since then, for the
> last 27 odd years, he has been coming to this spot at 11am to extol
> the glory of God. This has become a part of local folklore, so much so
> that the spot is nowadays officially called "Seen God". Here is Velu
> explaining to us the circumstances under which he saw Murugan. There
> are psychological connotations as well - "Vel" means spear in Tamil,
> and Murugan is always depicted with a spear in traditional religious
> iconography, and Velu is a popular name for the God. He seemed
> slightly unbalanced in a peaceful sort of way, but he spoke good
> English as well as Tamil, which probably shows an educated background.
> C & C always welcome!
> Cheers
> Jayanand

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