An antique, intricate sculpture of Mahavira in India. Mahavira was born a little before the Buddha. While the Buddha was the founder of Buddhism, Mahavira did not establish Jainism, but gave the religion its present-day form. Mahavira, like the Buddha, was born as a prince but renounced his royal life at the age of 30 and became an ascetic.
Even stone sculptures of Buddha, in India, display the serenity attributed to him
A pigeon’s view of the Lord Shiva statue in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
A 120 feet (37 m) tall statue of Lord Shiva stands in the middle of the lake in the heart of Vadodara city, Gujarat, India.
A small temple carefully built around a tree on the Faculty of Commerce campus of M. S. University in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
The sun sets at Kayavarohan Shiv Temple in Gujarat creating striking silhouettes
Numerous people visit the Kayavarohan Shiv temple in Gujarat, either for attending religious festivals, pilgrimage, prayers, tourism or field trips. A group of school children posing at the temple.
Located in Vadodara district of Gujarat, Kayavarohan Shiv temple is one of the sixty-eight ‘teerthas’ (Pilgrimage) of Lord Shiva in Lakulisha avatar. Lakulish is considered to be the 28th birth of Shiva. The temple is also called Kasi of Gujarat. The temple is built in Indian tradition with walls and pillars depicting intricate carvings of nature. The walls display various forms and asanas of Yoga.
Not only is the Ambaji temple in Gujarat impressive, but the gates around the temple are also eye-catching
Ambaji is an important temple town in Gujarat with millions of devotees visiting the temple every year. This is the principal shrine of a goddess who has been worshiped since the pre-Vedic period. She is often referred to as Arasuri Amba.
Made of white marble with gold cones, the rays of the setting sun accentuate the golden hue on the temple spires.
A Hindu temple is a symbolic house, seat and body of divinity. It is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism.
While there are numerous large, famous temples in India, I am presenting some images of small temples in Gujarat. Here is a twin temple in Bharuch.
After sunset at the Statue of Unity, the laser show illuminates the 182- meter high structure and shows the journey of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his role to create India as a nation from various subcontinents. The show uses the statue as a canvas with a beautiful mixture of laser lights, sound, graphics, and storytelling. There are a total of 51 high-resolution projectors used in the show.
A beautiful sunset at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
Golden reflections at sunset at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
A different perspective of the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue or known as the Statue of Unity is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950) was the first Home Minister of India. The statue is the world’s tallest, standing at a height of 182 meters (597 feet).
The sun creates a vibrant glow as it rises over rural India
The brilliant glow of a sunrise in rural India