Recreating a 1974 trip to South India, through the eyes of my niece’s 2016 trip.
Yes that’s more than 40 years later!!!
Recently in Sep 2016, my niece Tanvi Sinha shared photos from her trip to South India. It was a family tip with my sis, brother-in-law and three nieces. The images she posted took me to the trip we had...
.Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic temple located on the southern bank of Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500 year old city and is a significant symbol for the Tamil people.
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....
Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple.
It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
Located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram, and is known for its historical importance. The temple was built from 685-705 AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty.
The temple is one of the most...
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...
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...
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...
2016 Vacation: IndiaThe 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...
.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 around...