ABC Wednesday Challenge- “D For”
My take on ABC Wednesday Challenge-D for DIVINE.
I am sharing snapshots from my past visit to some of amazing temples.
This snap-shot is from Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal, beautiful pilgrimage place surrounded by serenity of prayers bells & artistic marvel stupas.
The Golden Gate, Bhaktapur Durbar, Nepal is an architectural marvel as it’s the entrance to main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows mainly Kumari Chowk and the Taleju Mandir..This is the UNESCO world Heritage site.Both sides of the Golden Gate door have “doorkeeper”, a vase symbolizing good fortune, and its proudly adorned with many figures of deities like Bhagawati, Ganesh, Bhairava, and Kali.
Budhanilkantha temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, literally means ‘old blue-throat’, has idol of Hindu God Vishnu in a reclining position inside a recessed reservoir signifying cosmic sea & is said to be carved from a single block of basalt stone.So it’s fondly called with names- Sleeping Vishnu or Jalakshyan Narayan.
Nandi Bull temple at Chamundi Hills, Mysore, India.It is said to be more than 350 years old & Nandi sitting atop on Chamundi Hills is third largest in India (About 16 feet in height and 24 feet long).
Different shades & moods during Durga Puja from City of Joy, Kolkata, India. Durga Puja/festival marked the celebrations spirits – “victory of good over evil”.
The Diya/Earthen lamp is symbol of “Knowledge of Dharma” in our Hindu tradition with which the Darkness is dispelled.
The Divine music- Chiming of Bells produce pleasant sounds to accept the worships/prayers being offered to various deities & produce reverberations of “OM” is a universal sound & represent Divine Energy.
This post is a part of ABC Wednesday Challenge. The Theme for this week is “D is for”?
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