A good swami doesn’t hesitate from swimming against the tide. Sri Shivamurthy Murugarajendra sharanaru, the pontiff of the 350-year-old Sri Murugha Mutt, joins other seers and tourists for a round of white water rafting at Barapole near Mercara on Thursday.
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News
awesome. brought a smile. you go swamiji. in the land where parashurama wielded the axe, you surely can wield the paddle.
btw churumuri, who is mercara? is it that gurl in the frunt row?
From wiki: “The form of the name often used in English, Mercara, is derived from Madikeri by a standard transformation of the retroflex ‘d’ to an ‘r’ consonant.”
Cant say what/who churumuri meant though.
@tsubba: from the sentence it looks like Mercara is a place. And I confirmed it
Pretty shocking. Water Rafting on a full length, tightly warped cotton dress! I wonder if there are no safety concerns for Swami’s. Perhaps Sri Shivamurthy Murugarajendra already has completed the Gold or Gold Star level in Swimming and Life Guard Certification.
Regarding Churumuri and Mercara, it is not a typo or mistake. Well, one must note that Churumuri readers are normally pseudo modern Kannadiga intellectual’s with enlightened folks like U.R. Anantha Murthy being the supreme hero’s!
Meanwhile, for the ordinary Kannadiga’s and all common men and women, Madikeri is the district headquarters of Kodagu District in Karnataka.
Way to go! Now you can claim, you have weathered rough waters.
@tsubba Mercara = Madikere = Coorg
the girl on the far side is wearing her helmet back-side-front. So much for safety.
Caught up in Colonial tongue, are we?
Must be an effect of Cauvery!
oh! maDikeri naa!! why didnt they say so in the first place? i was having so much child bear i could not make head or bottom.
AG thanks for english grammar lesson. talking of which here is a grammer lesson by lingo leela.
brilliant vonly she is
I was thinking swami’s could walk on water… may be he is an apprentice.