Take another look at the paddler on the left

KPN photo

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