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Silent Sunday Prayer

Nandi (Sanskrit: नन्दी) is the name for the bull which serves as the mount (Sanskrit: Vahana) of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati. 38 more words


The temples of Bagan

After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of the threat of a Mongol invasion, leaving the temples to face centuries of neglect, looting and earthquakes. 466 more words


Temples in my back yard

Old and famous temples don’t necessarily mean big and spectacular. The structure might be only a few decades old, most of the traditional wooden architecture already long gone…. 562 more words


Bagan beckons--

This place is calling out to you. . .”come see me some time,” she says.

Bagan, Myanmar is sittin’ here waitin’ for hoards of people. . 99 more words

Southeast Asia

Exploration mode...Bagan, Myanmar--

It is absolutely thrilling to wander around ancient structures in a land that is new to me.  What’s in that doorway?  Ooo, look at this amazing carving.   133 more words

Southeast Asia

Most Amazing Pics of India

1) Desert Festival in Jaisalmer , India The pageantry here is stunning! Seriously.

2) Indian army holding Indian national flag

3) Deepest Stairwell In The World, Rajasthan, India. 115 more words


Belur - Halebidu

My first post in 2015! My new year started off with good amount of travelling as I visited India for Christmas vacation. My husband and I had an unexpected tryst with the glorious past at Belur and Halebidu, Hasan district, Karnataka India, two amazing architectural prodigies of medieval India. 785 more words

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