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Remembering my friend ShyamaliDi Khastagir

Updated: Aug 18, 2011 11:35am PST

Munnar : Pictures from a nursery in Munnar, Kundala lake.

Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala in southern India. The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam/Tamil words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.

Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air

<span style="color:yellow">More pics at </span> http://hershy.smugmug.com/Travel/Kerala/Munnar/16323712_V6ZsPJ <br>
<span style="color:yellow">pictures of Thekkady</span> http://hershy.smugmug.com/Travel/Kerala/Thekkady/16323715_f2XwW6
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munnar <br>
http://www.munnar.com/

Munnar

Hershy

Pictures from a nursery in Munnar, Kundala lake. Munnar is one of the ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2011 10:38pm PST

Bodhgayaimages- Buddhismphotos -pilgrims at Bodh gaya : Bodhgayaimages :  The photo of Buddhist monks, as indeed  Buddhism photos,  reflect their poise.  Enjoy the pictures- get insight. get it now

Bodhgayaimages- Buddhismphotos -pilgr...

Gupta

Bodhgayaimages : The photo of Buddhist monks, as indeed Buddhism pho ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 9:35am PST

Across Zanskar Trek - Wanla to Padum : The Across Zanskar trek used to begin at Lamayuru and end at Padum. The 2nd half of the trek was from Padum to Darcha. The entire trek used to take around 3 weeks. However due to road construction at both ends the trek has been shortened. It now begins at Phanjila and ends at Pidmo instead of Padum reducing three days from the first half of the trek. Due to time constraints I was not able to do the 2nd half from Padum to Darcha. However, the road is relentlessly penetrating Zanskar and quite soon I am sure it will cover the full route and vehicles and motor bikes will be careering down the road all the way to Manali from Lamayuru. When this happens a way of life for the Zanskaris will be lost forever.

Across Zanskar Trek - Wanla to Padum

Sujoy Das

The Across Zanskar trek used to begin at Lamayuru and end at Padum. Th ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2011 11:55pm PST

Coke Studio @MTV : Coke Studio @MTV.

Coke Studio @MTV

Gorky

Coke Studio @MTV.

Updated: Jun 20, 2011 11:29am PST

Mandu-Jahaz Mahal : <h1>Mandu: Jahaz Mahal</h1>
<p>A truly extraordinary complex of buildings, now ravaged by an earthquake. Between two large water bodies, the entire complex seems to float between water, land and sky. What we see now is a fraction of what once was: three storeys high and another three storeys underground.</p>

Mandu-Jahaz Mahal

Gautam Patel

Mandu: Jahaz Mahal A truly extraordinary complex of buildings, now ra ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2011 3:55am PST

Mandu-Jami Masjid : <h1>Mandu: Jami Masjid</h1>
<p>The elegant Jami Masjid at Mandu. More of a temple of justice than of prayer, it had galleries for ladies and a jury box. Hoshang Shah's tomb, just behind the Masjid, is an extraordinary white-marble mausoleum that predates the Taj and is, apparently, its inspiration.</p>

Mandu-Jami Masjid

Gautam Patel

Mandu: Jami Masjid The elegant Jami Masjid at Mandu. More of a temple ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2011 3:54am PST

Chinmaya Mission (CM), Chinmaya Tapovanam Ashram at Siddhabari : Chinmaya Mission (CM), Chinmaya Tapovanam Ashram at Siddhabari, District Kangra Himachal Pradesh - 176057. India.
You can visit the official CCMT <b>Chinmaya Mission</b> website by clicking on <a href="http://www.chinmayamission.org/" target="_blank">www.chinmayamission.org/

Chinmaya Mission (CM), Chinmaya Tapov...

Suchit Nanda

Chinmaya Mission (CM), Chinmaya Tapovanam Ashram at Siddhabari, Distri ...

Updated: Apr 17, 2011 9:57am PST

Chivas Studio 2011 : Chivas Studio - A primiere art and fashion event hosted by Pernod Ricard, the makes of Chivas Regal.

Chivas Studio 2011

Gorky

Chivas Studio - A primiere art and fashion event hosted by Pernod Rica ...

Updated: Mar 17, 2011 10:11am PST

Maha Shivaratri Celebration at Chinmaya Mission, Sandeepany, Mumbai. Feb'09 : The Maha Shivaratri (Mahashivratri) Hindu festival was celebrated with great religious fervor at the Chinmaya Mission, Sandeepany, Powai on Monday, February 23rd, 2009. Shivaratri is celebrated on the 6th  night of the dark Phalgun (Feb or March) every year.  

Over two lakh (200 thousand) devotees participated in this special prayer and chanted "Om Namah Shivay" until midnight. "Abishekam" was performed by the priests, pundits to Lord Shiva. The deities were beautifully decorated with colorful flowers and ornaments. Devotees offered flowers, milk, honey, coconuts, fruits and special food..
 
According to the Hindu mythology, Maha Shivaratri is considered to be an auspicious night to offer prayers to Lord Shiva as He saved the entire Universe from the evil effects on this particular night that occurs on the 11th Lunar month, Maasi. It is believed that one who stays awake during Maha Shivaratri and prays to Lord Shiva sincerely, is sure to attain salvation. Some devotees even abstain from eating food all day and break their fast only after night long worship. Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Ma. The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil along with chanting. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga.

Maha Shivaratri Celebration at Chinma...

Suchit Nanda

The Maha Shivaratri (Mahashivratri) Hindu festival was celebrated with ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2011 5:53am PST