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Pilgrims at Palitano, Gujurat

  Posted initially  on February 17, 2013by annetbell Nameste ! Our trip began at five in the morning for a one-way five hour tour coach ride. Travelling in the country is slow going as many of the roads are only … Continue reading

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Decorative Elements of the Taj

Namaste ! Islam forbids human or animal figures be used in decoration. It is their belief that God alone has the power to create life. Today, I am showing you images from the artistic decorative elements of the Taj with … Continue reading

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Sacred Places. . . . Cordaba

This site has been a sacred site since ancient Roman times in Spain. It was a Roman Temple to the goddess Janus who was the double headed goddess. Next it was converted to a Christian church dedicated to St. Vincent … Continue reading

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Meenaksi Temple. . . . Madurai

  gopuras of Meenaksi Temple  This is the Meenaksi Sundareshvara Temple in Madurai which has been the heart and life of  the Tamil people for 2500 years from ancient Madurai until today.  It is hard to tell if the city … Continue reading

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Temple at Ranakpur

Ranakpur,a massive 15th century Jain Temple  complex,  is not high on a mountain top but nestled the valley of Aravalli Hills in Rasjasthan . Our bus trip, though, made us feel like pilgrims first climbing up the hills and then … Continue reading

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The Steep Winding Way Up Mt. Abu

  Check-out the difficult road up to Mt. Abu.  The kids in the back of the bus had to stop at a safe spot for some fresh air and knee stretching. No one was physically sick but pretty close and … Continue reading

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Images of Amdavad

Today, I am going to show you some sights and sites from Amdavad taken  the last few days.  Professor and I have been here a week and one day and the students not yet a week!  Already we have seen … Continue reading

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