Thursday, December 30, 2010

Colors Of Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh.Photo: Manjit Thakur

Brahmaputra river from Dibrugarh banks at the time of sunset..with clouds hovering around..!!! 
Most Indian and Bangladeshi rivers bear female names, but this one has a rare male name, as it means "son of Brahma" in Sanskrit.

The old Sanskrit name for the river is Lauhitya and the local name in Assam is Luit. The native inhabitants, i.e., the Bodos called the river Bhullam-buthur, which means 'making a gurgling sound', later Sanskritized into Brahmaputra.
peaceful,looks like Eden on Earth,I like so much the atmosphere!!!! All Photo: Manjit Thakur

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

kamakhya Temple in photo- Part 2

Kamakhya Temple's wall is full of these kind of sculpture. All Photo: Manjit Thakur

Monday, December 27, 2010

kamakhya Temple in photo

A statue depicted in the wall of Temple.Photo: Manjit Thakur
Kamakhya Temple, which is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. 

Entrance gate of kamakhya temple in the foothills of Nilanchal Hills. Photo: Manjit Thakur

There are some other temples of various goddess can be seen in the complex. They are the Sitala Temple, the Lalita Kanta Temple, The jaya Durga Temple, the Vana Durga Temple, the Rajarajesvari Temple, the Smasanakali temple, the kail temple of Abhayananda dharmashala and the Sankhesvari temple. There are five temples of Lord Shiva in the Kamakhya complex. They belongs to different forms of Lord Shiva like Kamesvara (Umananda), Siddhesvara, Amratokesvara (Heruka), Aghpra, and kotilinga (Tatpurusa).

Wall of the temple and sculptures. Photo: Manjit Thakur

The complex also contains three temples of Lord Visnu. They are as the Kedara (Kamalesvara), situated near the northern side of the main temple, as the Gadadhara, situated in the north-western direction of the Kamakhya temple, and as Pandunath, which is situated in the eastern foothills of Nilachal also kinown as Pandu.

A local Marriage ceremony in the premises of Kamakhya Temple.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

World in the teapot

Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who're cold.

"When the water looks like fishes' eyes and gives off but the hint of a sound it has reached the first stage. When it chatters like a spring bubbling with pearls strung together, it has reached the second stage. When it leaps like majestic waves resounding with their thunder, the water is at its peak. To heat it longer, the water will boil itself out; do not use it."--- Lu Yu, Chinese scholar, 8th century, Photo: Manjit Thakur

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Colors of India-2

The Rural India has its own color, Bright and beautiful.All Photos: Manjit Thakur