lundi 29 avril 2013

Farm. Orchha. Madhya Pradesh

Night time in Orchha. Madhya Pradesh
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jeudi 4 mars 2010


A view of the village of Orchha

Ramayana. Orchha

A Sadhu reading the Ramayana in a little shrine of Orchha. I stayed there one week and everyday it was going on, all day long reading, sadhus being replaced by faithful from time to time.

Holy Cows. orchha

Holy cows crossing the river in front off the Orchha fort.

mercredi 3 mars 2010

Guru. Gwalior

A Sikh showing me a picture of his Guru in the Sikh Gurdwara inside the Gwalior fort.

SMan Singh Palace. Gwalior

The entrance of the Man Singh Palace in Gwalior.

Pilgrim. Orchha

A tired pilgrim after a night spent outside in the cold watching the Ram and Sita wedding in Orchha.

vendredi 18 mai 2007

Meditation. Omkareshwar

A Sadhu meditating behind a fence on the banks of the Sacred Narmada river in Omkareshwar

mardi 15 mai 2007

Puja. Omkareshwar

A sadhu doing his Puja in Omkareshwar

Colors. Omkareshwar

Pilgrims in a temple in Omkareshwar. I just love those colors.

jeudi 12 avril 2007

Nandi. Omkareshwar

An older man sitting in a little shrine in Omkareshwar as a "Nandi" is passing by.

mardi 12 décembre 2006

Farmhouse. Mandu.

Shot just before the previous one.

vendredi 24 novembre 2006

Farmhouse. Mandu.

Mandu is one of the most beautiful place I have seen in India. The landscape is simply amazing there, high up on a hill. Unfortunately when I was there , it was monsoon time, cold, raining all the time.
I stayed there a few days locked up in the fog. So, no landscape views, and this is too bad..
The town is a perfect exemple of Afghan architecture in India.. You can find something in Mandu you won't see anywhere else in India, huge baobabs, old ones.. Beautiful trees

This is a picture of a woman with a children in front of her house

Jewels. Omkareshwar

On the banks of the Godavari river in Omkareshwar

Feeding the Monkey. Omkareshwar

A pilgrim coming back from the temple.


mercredi 22 novembre 2006

Saddhus. Omkareshwar

Monsoon. Mandelshwar

Pilgrims.. Omkareshwar

Saddhus. Ujjain

Saddhus smoking ganja during a rain storm in Ujjain, monsoon time.
My presentation picture was taken when I was with them.

Puja. Ujjain

Puja. Ujjain

A puja in Ujjain during the Monsoon.

Laundry day. Kota

A pilgrim. Ujjain

Nandi. Omkareshwar

A woman making an offering to Nandi, the bull, Shiva's mount.

Monsoon. Mandu

Coming back from work under the rain in Mandu

Inside the Mosque. Mandu

Bath. Omkareshwar

Offerings. Ujjain

Women doing offerings on the banks of the river Shipra.
It is a very holy city for the Hindus, a site for the triennial Kumbh Mela.
According to Hindu scriptures, it was originally called Avantika. There is an interesting tale behind
the sanctity of the city.It's origin is ascribed to the mythological legend of Sagar Manthan (churning
of primordial ocean to discover the pot of nectar).
The story goes that after the nectar was discovered, there was a chase between the gods and demons
to have the nectar first and thus attain immortality. During this chase a drop of nectar spilled and fell
on Ujjain, thus making the city sacred.

Praying together. Omkareshwar

A group of friends who came down to the Narmada river in Omkareshwar to pray.

Puja. Omkareshwar

samedi 11 novembre 2006

Train waiting. Ujjain

Ceremonial by the river. Ujjain

Parade. Ujjain

A guru was coming to Ujjain. A big parade was taking place with plenty of pilgrims coming from all over


Beggers in front of their tents in Omkareshwar, a beautiful place.

Walking on the water. Ujjain

Saddu. Ujjain

Meditation. Omkareshwar

Puja. Omkareshwar

On the banks of the Saccred Godavari.

Jewels. Omkareshwar

Temples in Orchha.

Temples alongside the river.

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Puja. Omkareshwar

A saddhu. Omkareshwaar

A Saddhu crossing the foot bridge across the Narmada river, one of the sacred river of India,
going to the Island of Omkareswar. Shot during the monsoon season.

Puja on the Narmada River. Omkareshwar

The island comprises two lofty hills and is divided by a valley in such a way that it appears in the shape of the sacred Hindu symbol 'Om' from above. Between the precipitous hills of the Vindhya on the North and the Satpura on the South, the Narmada forms a deep silent pool which in former times was full of alligators and fish, so tame as to take grain from human hand.