We are ending our long series of images from India with a shot of the full moon in rural Gujarat. Hope you found the images and associated comments on various sights and subjects interesting.
A hand crafted mortal and pestle in a rural village in Gujarat, India
A vibrant sunrise at the Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Small shops with a variety of items for sale in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Colorful saris for sale in a small shop in Gujarat, India
Old gates, like this one in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, remind us of the amazing architecture of the past
An old stone doorway reflecting the architecture of ancient buildings in Gujarat, India
Pigeons nestled midst the carvings of an ancient gate in Dabhoi, Gujarat, India
Remnants of an ancient, intricately designed, gate for a wall built to protect the city of Dabhoi, Gujarat, India.
Colorful street shops and items for sale add vibrancy to an old building in Gujarat, India
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
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.
A beautiful sunset at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
Golden reflections at sunset at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India