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... in India is on a permanent camping trip.
On the road to town, we pass straw huts where cows sit beside snoozing Sadhus. I’m going to town to get peanut butter, or use an ATM, or eat a nice dinner, or walk on the beach. Yet, none of these things seem as powerful as the people I pass on the way there. The rawness of experience that characterizes their lives is something I’ll always admire.
Fleeting thoughts aside, I press my ...
... of Ganesh seated among other Gods and Goddesses, and all along the walls a gamut of colors serves as a feast for the eyes. Men are wiping white ash upon the foreheads of the faithful, along with those here only for the moment, and everyone seems caught in the action.
This is the scene that I was not allowed to photograph. The temple is a holy place, and thus no one is aloud to take pictures, chat on cell phones, or go about any of the monotonies one might expect from ...
... were rewarded with some amazing 7th century stone carvings. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and we visited three of the sites.
The Pancha Pandava Rathas are five carvings, all hewn out of ONE massive rock. I can't imagine how they did this, carving from the top down to create temples and animals...