Posts Tagged ‘Ganesh’

Hanuman The Monkey God

by Phil

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After a long Sunday afternoon ride through the countryside on the Enfield, we found ourselves at one of the most beautiful temples we have yet seen. The Trimurti Temple on the southernmost outskirts of Bangalore, past all kinds of farmland and winding roads, has three large sections: one each for Ganesh, Hanuman, and Shiva. Here we have Hanuman, the Monkey God, against a lovely cloudy sky. More pix soon of this fantastic location :)

Monkey man say: Talk to the hand.

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Pachydermaphoria

by Phil

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A Night Visit To Shiva

by Phil

After an uneventful Valentine’s Day dinner at the Leela (other than doing our best to stump the wandering serenade guy and handing out contraband hearts), we decided to walk up the street to what is known to be the largest Shiva temple in India. I love this photo of Ganesh:

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Apparently there are 108 names for Shiva. Putting a gold coin into each of 108 golden bowls, each with one of Shiva’s names posted, apparently helps to memorize all the names ;)

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Pam and Ganesh…

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They were repainting Shiva that night, as it was apparently an auspicious date…

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Here is the dramatic view of Shiva:

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If you look closely at the foot of Shiva you can see tiny Pam there…

~ Phil :)

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