Author Topic: North India Trekking Trip 北印度行山之旅 (23 Aug - 11 Sep 2002)  (Read 144291 times)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Grand Entrance
« Reply #80 on: 08 February 2009, 16:14:39 »
Grand entrance to the Jaigurudeo temple.

(6 Sep 2002, 28mm, F2.8 A-mode)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Volunteers??
« Reply #81 on: 08 February 2009, 16:15:10 »
At the Jaigurudeo Temple, a clergy claimed that all worker there were follower volunteers. He also claimed that all materials, such as the white marble, were donated to the temple.

(6 Sep 2002, 70mm, F2.8 A-mode)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Temple Hall
« Reply #82 on: 08 February 2009, 16:15:39 »
At the bottom of the main building is the top half of the "basement" At the rear section of the basement is a hall specially dedicated to two person. Perhaps the Jaigurudeo himself and his teacher??? This special hall was decorated with funky flashy color lights underneath the white marble. Like a disco.

I asked about the design of the buildings, and whether the design has special meanings. I was told the design was pure for beauty, such that people with any religion could be close to God here.

(6 Sep 2002, 28mm, F2.8 A-mode)


Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Run
« Reply #83 on: 08 February 2009, 16:16:01 »
Internal stairwell of the Jaigurudeo temple. All made from white marble.

(6 Sep 2002, 28mm, F2.8 A-mode)


Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Temple Roof
« Reply #84 on: 08 February 2009, 16:16:27 »
Doorway to the roof of the Jaigurudeo Temple.

On the roof, one can see the large open field on three sides of the temple, while one side next to the highway. The clergy claimed that all lands around the temple were purchased or donated to the temple for future expansion.

(6 Sep 2002, 28mm, F2.8 A-mode)


Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Students
« Reply #85 on: 08 February 2009, 16:16:56 »
Students in the Sikandara.

(7 Sep 2002, 85mm, F1.4 A-mode, cropped)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
History Lesson
« Reply #86 on: 08 February 2009, 16:17:22 »
Students visiting the Sikandara - tomb of Akbar who was the most powerful king of the Mughal dynasty.

(7 Sep 2002, 28mm, F2.8 A-mode)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Domes
« Reply #87 on: 08 February 2009, 16:17:46 »
Domes with beautiful deco at Sikandara.

(7 Sep 2002, 200mm, F2.8 A-mode)

Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Popular
« Reply #88 on: 08 February 2009, 16:18:11 »
Emmy & Iris have pictures taken with local Indians at Sikandara.

Everywhere we went, there were tens of request to take pictures with us (well, mainly the female members of our group.)

We were surprised by the large number of request. We can only speculate the reason.

(7 Sep 2002, 200mm, F2.8 A-mode)


Offline chin

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,659
Group Photo
« Reply #89 on: 08 February 2009, 16:18:36 »
Well you can guess who's in the middle. 

(7 Sep 2002, 200mm, F2.8 A-mode)