Saturday, 12 April 2014

Uttarpradesh photos

UP is a large and highly populated state teeming with life. The state has a number of fast emerging cities. The narrow lanes clogged with small vehicles, heaps of muck, cattle and dogs occupying the flanks is a common view in many cities. They are also the hub of activity, always enriching us with momentum.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chuksm bridge Arunachal

Chuksm bridge in Arunachal Pradesh, India

The story goes that even a shell couldn't destroy it....This lovely bridge sways like a swing if many people get into it. Parallel to it is a steel bridge. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

JAGANNATH PURI TEMPLE - ORISSA, INDIA

This famous temple is located in the coastal town of Puri. The whole place is full of life – cattle’s munching happily sitting on centre of road, the enthusiastic biker swaying and swerving around the cattle, the local traders hustling and bustling to bring in customers, the puzzled  foreigners taking photos. The sightings near the temple and inside make us think, learn and pray. The Krishna and Vishnu devotees throng this olden beloved temple of Jagannath (Lord of World). Unlike most deities, the Jagannath has wooden material used to make the image of Jagannath.






JAGANNATH PURI TEMPLE - ORISSA, INDIA

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Golden shower tree – Cassia Fistula aka Kani Konna


Vishu is the new year festival of Kerala. In its celebration, Kanni Konna plays an important part. On the day of Vishu malayalees wake up to see the Kani before their eyes. Its believed that a good kani will bring blessing and ‘bad’ kani will bring a bad year. As a result people wake up to see the ‘Kani’ ( an assemblage of deities, flowers, fruits etc...). Among the Kani the golden shower flower tree or kani konna (cassia fistula) is the most important. The day before the vishu, male members of the family ply around to get a bunch of the Kani konna. In villages, people know exactly which house had Kani konna, while in cities the ‘Golden Shower flower’ is sold at a premium.


Monday, 10 March 2014

Sikkim - dream of naturalists

This small indian state had more than 4000 varieties of flora. Ranging from semi-tropical to alpine, the sikkim has a wide variety of species. It is a treat to all the nature lovers.

The northern sikkim with its snow clad mountain peaks and gusty winds in winter months is a great place to visit. The undulating terrain and the occassional snow fall can however make your travel hectic.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Bombdila monastery on tezpur tawang circuit

The arunachal pradesh has many tour circuits and the tepur-bomdila-tawang is an important one teeming with beautiful hills, paths and monasteries.

 The view of a monastery situated in a serene hill is something that makes our mind peaceful. The bombdila monastery in the bombdila-tawang ciruit located near to the office of the collector is something that does exactly the same.
 The large ground that spreads below the monastery gives it an embossing feel. The golden colors contrasting with yellow and red makes it lively and lovely.