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.
A final look at the lighted up Shiva temple in Kayavarohan as we move on ,,,,
Sculpted images at the Kayavarohan temple are lighted up in a surreal glow
A variety of colored lights provide night decorations for Maha Shivratri at the Shiva temple in Kayavarohan
A colorful fountain provides a nice foreground to the lighted up Shiva temple in Kayavarohan
The Shiva Temple in Kayavarohan is lighted up for Maha Shivratri celebrations ….
A colorful sunset creates striking silhouettes of the Shiva Temple and trees in Kayavarohan, Gujarat, India
A pair of palm trees bracket a sunset in Kayavarohan ….
A brilliant sunset between electrical grid lines in Kayavarohan
A golden sunset on the rails in Kayavarohan …..
The setting sun reflects on these rail tracks near the Kayavarohan train station making them appear golden
Rows of birds sit on the wires at sunrise over a smaller temple in Kayavarohan
Traditional architecture and intricate carvings grace this Shiva temple in Kayavarohan.
A close-up of the carving of Nataraja – a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance (called Tandavam) to destroy a weary universe and prepare for its renewal,
A lone soul, long after festival crowds, finds solitude and time for reflection at the Shiva temple in Kayavarohan
Kayavarohan, a village in the Vadodara district of the state of Gujarat, India, is mostly known for it significant Shiva temple.
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. At the Shiva Temple in Kayavarohan, crowds gather to celebrate this annual event.
Early rays of morning sunlight bask the dog and building housing workers at a farm in Kayavarohan. The banyan tree behind the building is over 200 years old.
A traditional town gate in Kayavarohan is ideal for framing a beautiful sunrise
The sun rises in Kayavarohan behind electrical wires adding symmetry to the scene