Bench View – Sunset Sky Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala.

Here is a bench view of the sunset sky from one of the many resorts.

Viewing Sunset Sky Kumarakom

A Temple Under the Clouds

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, Georgia is a traditional Hindu mandir, or place of worship, inaugurated on 26 August 2007 by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a denomination of the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism. The mandir located in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, was constructed in accordance with ancient Hindu architectural scriptures, and is one of the largest mandir of its kind outside of India.

A Temple Under the Clouds

A Metaphor for India

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

A Rural Village Pond