Shiva At Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Ganesh Ji made by leaf of tree
You join the congregation through one of four doors; the door of peace, the door of livelihood, the door of learning, or the door of grace. A Granthi (not a priest) organizes the daily services and reads from the Guru Granth Sahib - the Sikh Holy Book. There may be hymn-singing and a sermon. The Granthi waves a whisk or fan called a chaur over the Book. The service is Kirtan, and this gurdwara is near Connaught Place. Welcome!
Courtesy of Ken Boulter
Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort. Built between 1644 and 1658, Jama Masjid is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful. Jama Masjid is located on a mound in the heart of the old city and projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. Jama Masjid Mosque was built in red sandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or "mosque commanding view of the world", the Jama Masjid stands at the center of the erstwhile capital city of the Mughals, Shahjahanbad.
The Jama Masjid was completed under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan. A sum of Rs 10 lakhs was spent on the construction of the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is built on a red sandstone porch, about 30 feet (10 m) from the level of the ground and is about 1400 square yards (1200 m²) in extent. The Jama Masjid has three gateways, four towers and two minarets. The gateways in the north and south are led by a fleet of steps. The main entrance is on the eastern side facing the red fort. It was probably used by the emperors. This is the southern gate.
Courtesy of Mohd Tabrez Alam
It was later on in the afternoon that we reached the gurdwara. I wanted a photograph of the exterior, and from the front. Unfortunately, the subject was backlit. I did my best, and indeed, I may have been fortunate after all.
Courtesy of Ken Boulter
Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar - Golden Temple - Pic taken from above. Amritsar is one of the largest cities of the Punjab state in India. The city origin lays in the village of Tung, and was named after the lake founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land bought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village of Tung. Earlier Guru Ram Das had begun building Santokhsar Sarovar, near the village of Sultanwind in 1564 (according to one source in 1570). It could not be completed before 1588. In 1574, Guru Ram Das built his residence and moved to this place. At that time, it was known as Guru Da Chakk. (Later, it came to be known as Chakk Ram Das.)
Narasimha Swamy Temple Andhra Pradesh India
Only in India will you see a Temple and a Church RIGHT smack next to each other co existing
All religions in one - Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian, Jain
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