Walking to the Temple. The gopuram (gate) that you see is covered with many of the 33 million individual sculptures contained within the complex.
Mrs H and my brother shopping for a little puja offering.
Temple elephant. I saw at least two others in the complex, I think. It's quite a maze of corridors and shrines once you go inside.
Devotees give a small offering like a coin or some food. The elephant blesses them after handing the offering over to the mahout (elephant keeper).
The legendary "Thousand Pillared Hall" of Madurai. Not sure why they named it that.
For some reason the children often feel intimidated by a 10,000 pound elephant.