Sunday, July 29, 2007

SHAMLAJI TEMPLE - part 1


It was a great day for our team at Gurjarvani. Golden sunshine illuminated the stately and noble Shamlaji Temple in the north of Gujarat, a State in India.
We spent hours shooting on our camcorder, enjoying every moment of our stay at the temple.
These stills are taken from our footage in a mini DV format.
We realized that it is only when we spend quality time to look, examine and study this ancient art form, not as hurried tourists, but as keen observers, we slowly begin to appreciate the beauty of these master pieces done years ago.
These statues and pillars are carved in stone reflecting and capturing every deep human longing and experience we may go through in this world. It is as if one hears the cry of the artists reminding us: the ultimate goal of our lives is to reach the supreme being, the all embracing presence of the Divine bieng in whom we move and have our being!


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Monday, July 16, 2007

CACTUS FLOWERS


It is a rare flower on one plant in our cactus garden, in July 2007
So I shall share it with my viewers.
Are these not addded to the rich collection of images
on our blue-green planet!

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MODHERA TEMPLE part 1


I thought a visit to ancient Modhera Temple in Gujarat
would be very profitable for my family members who came
here to Ahmedabad for a get-together.
They were amazed at the architecture of this temple.
We missed our visit to the water park and youngsters were a bit disappointed, but the images of Modhera will ever be imprinted on their mind and hearts.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

STEP WELL PART 5

It is believed that these tombs are of those who built the step well. The work was so good that the king beheaded them so that they may not build more like this step well


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

STEP WELL PART 4

Observe the intricate carvings inside the step well.













A sweeper of the step well renders his invaluable service of keeping the monument impeccably neat and tidy.











My brother and three neices are enjoying at the balcony of the step well.
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