Saturday 3 March 2012: Cooking school dinners
Today was a day designated for relaxing but ended up quite busy.
In the morning we had a wander round the village, visiting the Jain temple, meeting people and finally going into the local school for assembly. There was much reaffirmation of the great and the good of India being chanted with lots of enthusiasm, and all taken very seriously - the children were not remotely distracted by the strange onlookers.
The cook had her work cut out with a vast number of children to provide for (80 or so?) and was busy in the basic kitchen you see in this blip, making chapatis. They looked delicious.
Later in the morning we went to visit the Ranakpur Jain temple, famous for its marble carvings and pillars dating back to the 15th century. The carved detail is phenomenal and is almost too much to take in. You couldn't help but be stunned by the spectacle and the beautiful setting, but in some ways I preferred the simple modern marble temple we visited at Ghanerao.
In the afternoon there was fixing all my failing electronic equipment and washing to be done. I achieved the washing.