Inspiring Temple Scenes of India
Collected by Charu Suri
Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab 143401, India
Sikhs and non-Sikhs go to Amritsar for one reason – to see the Golden Temple (Hamandir Sahib) so, that is what I did on my most recent trip to India. Except, I went on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday which is a national holiday in India and because of...
Khadoor Sahib, Goindwal, Punjab 143422, India
A gurdwara is a Sikh place of worship and the one in the photo is Goindwal. Located in the town by the same name, it’s a popular place for the local Sikh community to go to but few tourists know about it even though it’s located only a very short...
Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
For serious architecture buffs, the Baha'i Temple in New Delhi is not to be missed. Popularly called "The Lotus Temple" because it looks like a blossoming lotus flower, the interior is a marvel of light and engineering. Be forewarned: getting in...
Panchavati Rd, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003, India
I walked the courtyard, prayers being chanted, incense being burned then turned a corner to see this sadhu smiling animatedly. We couldn't share a conversation but I was able to give him a Polaroid of himself as a gift. He seemed extremely...
Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India
Minutes after taking this picture, I was invited to join these women in to leave offerings at the temples of Kajuraho. They spoke no English, I spoke no Hindi (except what I could manage with a phrase book) but we understood each other. I Ended up...
Mananthavady, Kerala, India
Touring the Wayanad district of Kerala we came upon a temple where this folk dancer was performing Chakyarkoothu, a style of dance from in the area. This dancer is dressed as Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god. Five drummers thrummed a fast beat while...
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Amritsar is a popular tourist destination in India and people from all over the world come here to see The Golden Temple. But once you're done admiring the beauty of the temple, walk around and observe. Look at how almost every individual is...
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