Archive for ‘June, 2010’

A Buddhist woman quietly praying in near the entrance of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya. For Buddhists, Bodhgaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. It is famous for being the place of Gautama Buddha's attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

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On the occasion of the full moon of february, plenty of beggars sit on the ghats in Varanasi waiting for food or money.

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A couple walking in the gardens surrounding the temple. Gangaikonda Cholapuram (Tamil: கங்கைகொண்ட சோழபுரம்) was erected as the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola. On of the most beautiful temple in India.

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Widows waiting in line to get their free meal, at 11 AM, following the morning Bhajan Kritan in Vrindavan, a form of singing prayer. Inside the Sri Bagwan Bhajan Ashram.

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The Chamundeeswari temple is located on a hill in the vicinity of Mysore. Chamundeeswari the tutelary deity of the Mysore Maharajas has been held in reverence for centuries. Every week the god is taken out of the temple for a procession around the temple. Even Buddhists monks are seen there, and they give money to the Hindu gods

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I went with a group of indian tourists to visit all the sites around Sri sailam. This Nandi, Shiva's mount, was on top of a hill. Everybody going there was doing the same thin, I was wondering what it was. A lovely lady asked what they were doing, the answer came : "saying hello to god".

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