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A Temple Retreat: Mount Madonna, Calif.


A sprawling retreat of 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests located in the Santa Cruz mountains between Watsonville and Gilroy, the Mount Madonna Center has a a spectacular view of the entire Monterey Bay. In addition to the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, the community offers yoga, meditation, prayers as well as hikes and ayurvedic therapy. A Siliconeer photo essay.

Interested readers can reach the center by calling: (408) 722-0226. Prior reservation is required If you plan to visit the center on a Saturday. More information is available at www.mountmadonna.org.


(Above and below): Colorful statues of Hanuman, Shiva, Ganesh and other Hindu gods are placed throughout the area. The waterfall also has a Shiv Ling. [Siliconeer photo]




(Above): Large trees surround the area outside the temple and the Ayurveda Center. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The idol of Hanuman at the Sankat Mochan Temple at Mout Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): In addition to the temple, there is an ayurvedic center, parks, book shop, cafeteria and a lot of open space making it a perfect day trip destination. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The Sankat Mochan temple at Mount Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The Shiv Ling at the waterfall at Mount Madonna Sankat Mochan Temple. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above and below): Pictures of students of Baba Hari Dass. Dining hall at Mount Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]




(Above): The picturesque view from the assembly hall at Mount Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): Ganesh idol at Sankat Mochan temple. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): Om Park at Mount Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The way to Mount Madonna winds through the Santa Cruz mountains and reminds one of the old mountain roads back in India. A great drive with lots of green, bends and curves. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above and below): Colorful statues of Hanuman, Shiva, Ganesh and other Hindu gods are placed throughout the area. The waterfall also has a Shiv Ling. [Siliconeer photo]




(Above): Map of the Mount Madonna Center. [Siliconeer photo]

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COVER STORY
Hungry for Coal:
India’s Soaring Imports

As the Indian economy continues to grow and domestic production lags, imports are surging in India’s relentless pursuit of coal, writes Siddharth Srivastava.


CULTURE
Remembering Faiz:
ICC Program

Urdu aficionados delighted in an afternoon of remembrance that poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and singer Iqbal Bano, writes Ras Hafiz Siddiqui.


SPORT
Cricket Tamasha:
IPL 2010

The Indian Premier League has degenerated into a bizarre spectacle with unbridled commercialization gone berserk. A Siliconeer commentary.


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: India’s Hunger for Coal
NEWS DIARY: March
CELEBRATION: Chhandam Marks 30 Years
SUBCONTINENT: Another Arms Race?
REAL ESTATE: The April Program
RECIPE: Hariyali Paneer Tikka
SUBCONTINENT: India's Climate Change Policy: Debate in Strategy
LAW: Estate Planning
PERSPECTIVE: Passage to America
TRAVEL: Mt Madonna Center, Calif.
AUTO REVIEW: 2010 Jeep Compass
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
TAMIL FILM REVIEW: Kacheri Aarambam
FESTIVAL: Rang Barse!
COMMUNITY: News
INFOTECH INDIA: Briefs
HOROSCOPE: April


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