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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 1, 2014: Ganesh Utsav Celebration, Trinidad and Tobago

IslandMan ·
looks like a very colorful and interesting celebration....great pictures
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

GarryRF ·
Intriguing photo ! Makes me want to see more of what's going on. Any more photos of the time you spent there ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 1, 2013: Sadhus - India's Hindu Holy Wandering Monks

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a brilliant photo, Mac! I'm not sure if I've ever seen a single photo epitomize India better than this one. Thanks so much for sharing, and for the education about sadhus!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 1, 2013: Sadhus - India's Hindu Holy Wandering Monks

Travel Rob ·
Hi Mac, What a great photo! Thanks for posting.Varanasi sounds incredible.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 1, 2013: Sadhus - India's Hindu Holy Wandering Monks

DrFumblefinger ·
I think the guy on the right is a Trekkie. Looks like he's trying to form Spock's "Live long and prosper" hand symbol.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 1, 2013: Sadhus - India's Hindu Holy Wandering Monks

Former Member ·
Wikipedia adds this interesting information about the Jewish Orthodox origin of the Vulcan salute :
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Theodore Behr ·
That is an amazingly sad story. But that's for sharing that wonderfully symbolic photo, Mac.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Former Member ·
My main purpose in traveling is to see how things are done elsewhere. I try only observe and not overlay my personal opinion on what is there. After all, the point is to see and learn. Sometimes, as in this case, it can be hard to lay aside those personal feelings. The old custom does speak volumes about the importance to these people of tradition and structure in their lives. Thank you for the thought provoking photo.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

GarryRF ·
For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of endurance far greater than completing a marathon ! Interesting blog showing that history can be both entertaining and meaningful.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Thanks for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post! Yes, imagine posing for a stone carving! I hadn't thought of it like that but was amazed by the quality and detail of the work. I find history really amazing and understanding about the history and meaning behind things like ancient temples and historical architecture makes the visit much more interesting for me. Originally Posted by GarryRF: For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Mac ·
One of the saddest sights that I have experienced in my travels is to be seen at the “Iron Gate” ( Loha Pol ) of the massive Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. Here, there is a painted and garlanded panel where 15 small hand prints were made by the wives of the Maharaja as they left the fort and went towards his funeral pyre  where they immolated themselves following his death. Known as Sati marks, these gilded hand prints most likely date back to the 1843, the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 1, 2013: Sadhus - India's Hindu Holy Wandering Monks

Mac ·
Today's photo is a very appropriate way for me to introduce myself for the first time to TravelGumbo's Friday Picture of the Day feature. So, it’s “Hi” from me, Mac, and “Hi” from them, my most magnificent three...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  The Yamunotri region of India is up north in the Himalayas.  This place is the source of Holy Yamuna River which has great significance in Hinduism.  I made this photo on the way to Yamunotri.  A Hindu saint is roaming around the...
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Tens Of Thousands of Indian Hindus Take 'Royal Bath' for Kumbh Mela Festival

Travel Rob ·
                      Photo by Mac    Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims washed away their sins with a religious dip at Nashik on...
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Mystical Rishikesh, India: Things To Do, See And Experience

Manmohan Singh (Guest) ·
Make your trip to Rishikesh more exciting and memorable. Know and find out the things to do, see, and experience in Rishikesh, India through this blog.
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Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India (Where Gumbo was #250)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful group of monuments at Khajuraho, India. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an admixture of Hindu and Jain temples. The site is especially known for its detailed sculptures.
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Central India, Pt.5: Maheshwar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey through Central India takes us to the charming city of Maheshwar, on the north bank of the Narmada, one of India's seven holy rivers.
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The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Sitting by the side of the intricately sculpted, ancient temples of Khajuraho, I watched entranced, as a throng of people in bright, elaborate saris chattered excitedly as they made their way, in their droves, to the only temple still in use.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 1, 2014: Ganesh Utsav Celebration, Trinidad and Tobago

MAD Travel Diaries ·
For the average traveler, Hindu festival celebrations are usually associated with India only. But the reality isthat they are also celebrated wherever there are pockets of Hindus around the world too.Trinidad & Tobago is no exception as the population is almost 40% Indian, of which at least half is Hindu. Ganesh Utsav (or Ganesh Chaturthi) is currently being celebrated this time of year in the Hindu calendar. It is a festival in honour of the god Ganeshawho is...
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Re: Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India (Where Gumbo was #250)

Amateuremigrant ·
Try and get a full day here and hire a cycle to explore !
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Re: Central India, Part 8: Ellora

DrFumblefinger ·
Another terrific destination and the conclusion of another memorable journey. I learned a lot about Central India. Thanks so much for sharing this series with us.
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Re: Mystical Rishikesh, India: Things To Do, See And Experience

rajat ·
Thanks for sharing Looking for yoga school.Rishikesh Yogkulam is a well established Yoga Institution, affiliated to the Yoga Alliance, USA. Situated in the holy town of Rishikesh, India we are a school that is known for its authentic education of yoga and meditation. We have a residential campus with a peaceful environment equipped with modern day facilities to ensure the comfort of learners coming from around the world. Whether you are a beginner or a regular practitioner, our courses are...
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Re: Mystical Rishikesh, India: Things To Do, See And Experience

Amateuremigrant ·
Spent many happy hours traipsing the streets and lanes in Rishikesh. The location is very popular with newlyweds especially a newly mobile middle class visiting their own country's sights. Visitors should be aware that the vegetarian diet is stricter here - no eggs, alcohol in particular to be found. The Aarti ceremony is a great sight and you must send your own wee leaf boat and prayers down the river, as millions have before you.
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