During the pilgrimage time this place is busy and crowded and has an energy.
If you don't mind walking on wet floors, and when the champals had to be left just outside, just watch what your walking on, cows, goats, traffic are passing by (but it is just a short walk to the temple..
As a Hindu foreigner it was confusing. We we approached by a "government" person, who led us to the ticket counter, so we could have our head and feet be bathed. He was pushy in us donating to the temple and doing a large darshan, we had to tip/pay him!
For the locals, this was a holy time and visiting the 22 kunds was special for them. We just wanted to visit the temple and pay our respect as it was New Year's Day. It was a long que to view the centre of the temple, and that was just a quick glimpse before we were ushered on, a little disappointing when we had stood for 2 hours.
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