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The Living Goddess Kumari of Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu’s Durbur Square, the traditional heart of the old town, offers a dizzying number of gods, goddess and deities on display. Intermingled between the Buddhism and Hinduism symbolism is one of the most fascinating, and somewhat mysterious aspects of Hindu … Continue reading

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Rangda the Witch, Travel Photo of the Week, 12Sept12 Bali, Indonesia

Leyaks, pronounced le-aks (the y is silent) are the evil spirits of Bali and Rangda is their queen. Her likeness is the epitome of evil and is often depicted eating children. A terrifying sight, an old bare breasted woman armed … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 25April12 Angkor Wat Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Sanskrit for city of temples, is both the largest religious complex and one of the oldest continually used religious sites in the world. Built in the early 12th century, the entire complex is a microcosm of the Hindu … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 21Mar12 Bali, Indonesia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the “Island of the gods” Bali, Indonesia. UNESCO-nominated Jatiluwih Terraced Rice Fields is the backdrop for a newly married Balinese couple. Jatiluwih translates into truly marvelous, and what better backdrop than … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 10Nov11 Angkor Wat, Cambodia

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the world’s largest religious complex Angkor Wat, Cambodia. This week’s “model” is an Apsara or in this case a Devata  – the differentiation comes from the posture of these … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17Oct11 Nepal

  This week’s travel photo takes us to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal to learn about a traditional Hindu funeral. Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest and most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nepalese legend … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Of The Week 30Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is the flower of the cannonball tree in Singapore. This highly perfumed flower if pollinated will become a large round fruit and it takes little imagination to figure out why it’s called … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a flower garland decorated Ganesha statue in Little India, Singapore. The elephant-headed deity is one of the most popular and easily recognizable of the plethora of Hindu gods. Renowned for his … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 10Sept11 Nepal

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us the the dusty streets of Durbur Square in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal to meet a Hindu holy man or sadhu. It is a common misconception that Nepal is predominantly … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 27Aug11 Bali

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a statue of a Barong in the artist community of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Masks and other artwork featuring Barongs are some of the most iconic of souvenirs brought back from the … Continue reading

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