Peace Pagoda : Dhauligiri

After watching the popular Asoka series on television now i am inclined towards the bravery tales of the great King and his journey towards Boddhisatva..After traveling a distance of 7 KMs from Bhubaneswar  towards Puri ( or Konark ) one can see Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at the right side ( on Dhauli hills ) just after…

MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE,HIRAPUR

             THE MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE, HIRAPUR The 64 Yogini temples in Orissa provide a glimpse into the religious occult practices from the medieval times that are still alive in Orissa’s tribal traditions and folklore. Built during the 9th century to harness the supernatural powers, only four of the architecturally distinct 64 Yogini Shrines survive…

sail against the wind

It’s not possible to adjust the direction of the wind..but a wise sailor knows how to adjust his sail well to keep his boat moving.. Along the wind sails those who can’t twist the wind but the bravehearts knows how to tamper the tempest…

Elephant…the divine mystery

Hindus have worshiped the elephants for many centuries. When Hindus worship the elephant, it is not the animal itself that they are worshipping, but rather, what it represents – obedience to the dharma (the master’s call), ability not to repeat past mistakes, and respect and care towards their peers. A perfect disciple acts like an…

Parantha waala…the bread maker

I was strolling by the lanes of Chandni chowk with hustling noises and bustling crowd..this parantha waala caught my eye..his attentive eyes and his prompt hands were just on the rolling pin busy making the utterly delicious parathas….

Crinkling..new year

Have a blast all..crinkling glasses and twinkling lights…may this be a great year for you all…

Sleeping Buddha

The statue of the reclining Buddha represents Buddha’s serene and composed posture before leaving this world. The statue of Buddha in a reclining position depicts Buddha in his last hours before his passing. This is that moment when Buddha is enters “Nirvana”, which is a state of enlightenment. According to Buddhist belief, a person who…

Diwali- Festival of Lights

Diwali- festival of Lights..is celebrated all across the India in a very pompous and extravagant manner…each household regards this as an auspicious day and adds to the glory of this festivity..lights,sweets and crackers make it a glowy ,loud and sweet day.. Reasons for celebrating Diwali Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday:  Indian Goddess of wealth  Lakshmi incarnated on…

Black Buddha

I shot this image of glossy black Buddha in Buddha Smriti Park, Patna…i was shunned by the glazing black statue under the sun…I went back to my research to find some amusing facts about the colours and its significance in the religion… The principle colors involved in Buddhism are Blue, Black, White, Red, Green, and…