Tagged With "Rajasthan Tourism"

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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares a visit to a beautiful Jain temple in Rajasthan, in Ranakpur.
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August 5, 2017: The Potter and his Wife

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the home of a village potter in Rajasthan, and learns a few lessons in molding clay and the Caste system.
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Doors of Jojawar

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares with us some interesting doors he found in the village of Jojawar, India.
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Egg Trees in India ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell gives as an insightful look into life in Rajasthan and some of the changes that the area has undergone in the past few decades.
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DrFumblefinger ·
Camel eyelashes are used in making the paintbrushes for fine details, and camel urine is concentrated to make the yellow pigment in these beautifully detailed paintings. A fine example of how nothing useful (or even not that useful) ever goes to waste in India.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Professorabe ·
You are absolutely right. Not only is Ranakpur a convenient stopping-off point between Jodhpur and Udaipur, it is also one of Rajasthan's gems. We spent several hours there last year exploring both the main temple and the adjoining one. There were a few other tourists there, but it seems that most tours bypass the site completely.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Amateuremigrant ·
Ranakpur temple is surely one of the greatest sights of India in my opinion, the scope of intricacy baffles the mind; there is hardly anywhere I can think of that is suffused with the sense of spirituality. Jains, of course, do not have god(s), they revere Tirthankaras as portals to enlightenment, and in many ways westerners can find this easier to relate to. I was personally carried away by this feeling, and an overwhelming sense of peace and contentment that has stayed with me. My group...
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Re: August 5, 2017: The Potter and his Wife

Amateuremigrant ·
An interesting insight garage med by poking around in unexpected places. The caste system is still a blight on Indian society, though breaking down in towns and cities due to the pressures of modern life (sharing transport for example), in rural areas it can be deadly serious when low caste people try to assert democratic rights
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Re: August 5, 2017: The Potter and his Wife

Amateuremigrant ·
Cheers Blasted technology. Turns 'gained' into 'garage med' - what sort of prediction is that ?
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DrFumblefinger ·
I hate "autocorrect" as well. More of a problem than a help, but I appreciate your comment and insights, Bob.
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GarryRF ·
Makes me feel less guilty about living in a "Throw Away" Society.
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DrFumblefinger ·
It may be throwaway, but it is clay and it returns to the ground to be reused again at sometime in the future.
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GarryRF ·
Re-cycling - saving the world - one pot at a time !
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Re: Doors of Jojawar

Amateuremigrant ·
Some fine old doors there Doc ! 😀 D'you know they are bring prised out and sold as architectural salvage - often at high prices - to be mounted in hotels, houses as feature walls ? Otherwise I guess new owners would cast them out for firewood 😱
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Re: The Bikaner Mail

Travel Luver ·
Great story, Bob! Wish I'd been on that train with you.
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July 7, 2018: A Child is Born

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger witnesses a small parade serving as a "birth announcement" while journeying through Rajasthan.
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