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Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel is at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Follow her updates right here!
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 is underway and Rediff.com's Editorial director (Features) Vaihayasi Pande Daniel is in the capital of India's desert state taking in the colourful atmosphere.
Devdutt: there is a tension between the tangible and the non tangible. You have to make the journey withing also.Shulman: The real geography of India is its sacred geography that is evolving and is quite diff from Google Maps!
Diana: stories of the origin of temples are always about how a temple came up on a humble spot where devotion was shown..so the most transient becomes the most powerful. So the story is always evolving.Diana: Kumbh is the best example of charged geography.
Devdutt describes a visit to Jagannath temple Puri, When you are finally in front of Jagannath you are looking at eyes......that are six feet large. And there is water and smell of rotten flowers and fruits and suddenly you see a cockroach and are horrified....But the priest turns to you and says do you think God is only for you or what?
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