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Nohkalikai Falls.jpg
North Goa-1.jpg
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Rudrasagar Lake.jpg
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Shillong-1.jpg
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Shimla.jpg
Ujjayanta Palace.jpg
Umiam Lake
Umiam Lake
Umiam Lake
Umiam Lake
Varanasi
Varanasi
Varanasi Ooats
Varanasi Ooats
Dwarka - 3 women
Dwarka - 3 women

Located in Gujarat, Dwarka, is one of the foremost Chardhams, among four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites and is one of the Sapta Puri, seven most ancient religious cities in India. Dwarka is often identified with the Dwarka Kingdom, the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat.

 

Dehradun - Sahastradhara (women in pond)
Dehradun - Sahastradhara (women in pond)
New Delhi - Engravings on Qutub Minar
New Delhi - Engravings on Qutub Minar
New Delhi - Ruins at Qutub Complex
New Delhi - Ruins at Qutub Complex
New Delhi - Ruins at Qutub Complex (People)
New Delhi - Ruins at Qutub Complex (People)
Agra - Red Fort (Hallway)
Agra - Red Fort (Hallway)
Gangotri - Where Eagles Dare
Gangotri - Where Eagles Dare

Gangotri is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the River Bhagirathi and the origin of River Ganges. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 m.

Gangotri - Eagles in the Sky
Gangotri - Eagles in the Sky
Dwarka - Full Figure of Lord Shiva at Nageshwar Shiva Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat, India
Dwarka - Full Figure of Lord Shiva at Nageshwar Shiva Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat, India

The birds were sitting all over this statue and just took off when I took this picture.

Nageshwar Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Dwarka - Bust of Lord Shiva
Dwarka - Bust of Lord Shiva
Dehradun - Pagoda at Mindrolling Monastery
Dehradun - Pagoda at Mindrolling Monastery
Dehradun - Buddha at Mindrolling Monastery
Dehradun - Buddha at Mindrolling Monastery
Dehradun - Devotee at Mindrolling Monastry
Dehradun - Devotee at Mindrolling Monastry
Dehradun - Saraswati at Mindrolling Monastery
Dehradun - Saraswati at Mindrolling Monastery
Gangotri - Guruji (with glasses)
Gangotri - Guruji (with glasses)
Porbandar - Fruit Seller (woman)
Porbandar - Fruit Seller (woman)
Dwarka - Sea Gulls at Bet Dwarka
Dwarka - Sea Gulls at Bet Dwarka
Dwarks - Flying Sea Gull at Bet Dwarka
Dwarks - Flying Sea Gull at Bet Dwarka
Porbandar - Portrait in white (Saurashtra)
Porbandar - Portrait in white (Saurashtra)
Dwarka - Sadhu at the Temple (red cap)
Dwarka - Sadhu at the Temple (red cap)
Dwarka - Little Girl Climbing Stairs
Dwarka - Little Girl Climbing Stairs
Dwarka - Sunset and the Boat at the Beach
Dwarka - Sunset and the Boat at the Beach
Agra - Red Fort
Agra - Red Fort

Uttar Pradesh

Porbandar - Girl’s Portrait (hand on her cheek)
Porbandar - Girl’s Portrait (hand on her cheek)
Porbandar - Sunset at the Beach
Porbandar - Sunset at the Beach
Agra - Entrance to the Taj Mahal
Agra - Entrance to the Taj Mahal

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Temple inside Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar, Rajasthan
Temple inside Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar, Rajasthan
The Mighty Chambal River, Kota, Rajasthan
The Mighty Chambal River, Kota, Rajasthan
Street Performer, Jhunjhunu, Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan
Street Performer, Jhunjhunu, Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan
Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan
Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan
Woman entering hut, Kota, Rajasthan
Woman entering hut, Kota, Rajasthan
Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Waiting for the Bride, Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Waiting for the Bride, Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Dehradun - Forestry Research Institute
Dehradun - Forestry Research Institute
New Delhi - Door at Humayun’s Tomb
New Delhi - Door at Humayun’s Tomb
New Delhi - Qutub Complex (broken tile)
New Delhi - Qutub Complex (broken tile)
Agra - Tourist Woman at the Taj Mahal
Agra - Tourist Woman at the Taj Mahal
Newly Married Couple
Newly Married Couple

In North India, a new bride wears a "Chooda" - sets of red and white bangles for 40 days after her wedding. She also gets Henna / Mehandi applied on her hands and feet. There is a "Mehandi" ceremony before the wedding where she and all her female friends and relatives also get Henna applied on their hands.

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar

A dynamic angle of Qutub Minar which at 120 meters is the tallest brick minarety in the world. It was built between 1200 and 1220 CE. Qutub Minar is a 73-meter (240 feet) tall tapering tower. Inside the tower, a circular staircase with 379 steps leads to the top.

New Delhi - Qutub Complex (parrots)
New Delhi - Qutub Complex (parrots)
Bhikshuks (Mendicants) Rukmani Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat, India.
Bhikshuks (Mendicants) Rukmani Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat, India.

These Bhikshuks share the donations equally at the end of the day which are collected in one big pot. When someone gives any money, all hands go up together acknowledging the charity.

Dwarka - Sadhu at the Temple (red cap)
Dwarka - Sadhu at the Temple (red cap)
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