As we end our posting of images from India, the rural pond provides a great metaphor about India. The pond is stark but there is still the beauty of lotus flowers in it.
If you look past the multitude of people living in somewhat primitive conditions in a still developing nation, one can see the overt and hidden beauty of India and its people.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller
A Rural Village Pond
Lakulish Yoga University near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India has a unique, striking, lotus-shaped architecture design
A Lotus Inspired Design
A final look at the lighted up Shiva temple in Kayavarohan as we move on ,,,,
A Temple in Color
Sculpted images at the Kayavarohan temple are lighted up in a surreal glow
Glowing Temple Sculptures
A variety of colored lights provide night decorations for Maha Shivratri at the Shiva temple in Kayavarohan
A Colorful Temple
A colorful fountain provides a nice foreground to the lighted up Shiva temple in Kayavarohan
Colors at a Temple
The Shiva Temple in Kayavarohan is lighted up for Maha Shivratri celebrations ….
A Temple Lighted Up