Category Archives: Vacation: India

 

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Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage site.

The site was inscribed inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984.

The monument complex on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located near Chennai. With approximately 40 sanctuaries, including the largest open-air rock relief in the world....
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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the god Shiva.

Rameshwaram Temple or Ramanathaswamy Temple is located on the Rameshwaram Island in Tamil Nadu.

Till the 10th century the Rameswaram temple was in the form of a small thatched shed, which was maintained under the governance of a saint. The temple and its structural constructions as...

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The Great Living Chola Temples - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.

The Chola Dynasty, one of the longest ruling dynasties that ruled south India [9th to 13 century], is remembered for building temples with remarkable architecture among other things. Out of the many temples built during their rule, three of them stand out and today...
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Lord Shiva, the Natraj, performing Anand Tandava. .

Shiva is also known as Nataraj,  the “Lord of the Dance” [Sanskrit:  Nata = dance, and  Raja = king].  This image shows Shiva, the Nataraja,  performing Anand Tandava [Dance of Bliss].  However the image is popularly known as "Shiva Nataraja". Shiva Nataraja is an enchanting image, and can be...
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2016 Vacation: India

The 2016 trip to India,  was mostly about spending the much needed time with parents. Especially my mom, who just had total knee-replacement surgery. In my past three weeks of my vacation, she had improved dramatically. The photo is of home-team, mom, dad, niece and me. We were in constant touch with relatives far and near, in mom's post-surgery days especially my...
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One of the highlights of my recent vacation in India, was meeting with the accomplished Madhubani painter Dulari Devi. She has won several awards, and many articles and books have been written on her. Madhubani art derives its name from the place where this art flourished - Madhubani - a town in the northern part of Bihar. The art is confined in and...
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