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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:01 pm 
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Rishikesh is a tourist destination at the foot hills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand - India.It is not very far from Delhi, India's capital. It is considered one of the most religious places for the people of Hindu faith where they believe a dip in the river Ganges (locally Ganga) washes away all the sins committed by one. Ofcourse, if taking a dip is of prime importance, then there must be usable banks, locally called Ghats. [Now you know why I was there. The sin log cache is cleared and ready to reload ;)]

Haridwar has two very famous Jhulas = hanging bridges.....a) Lakshman Jhula and b) Ram Jhula. For reference, Ram and Lakshman were two brothers - protagonists in the mythology epic Ramayana.
Photos from around these two jhulas.

1 ImageLakshman Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

2ImageLooking north from Lakshman Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

3ImageA temple nested among the hills with vehicles seen on mountain road the other side of river by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

4ImageRiver rafting at Rishikesh- seen trhough the leaves by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

5ImageRiver rafters a short distance north of Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

6ImageFacilitators to Nirvana!! by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

7ImageOne budget lodge near Lakshman Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

8ImageRam Jhula from Paramarth side of river by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

9ImageISKON Madhusudan temple on Muni Ki Reti side by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

10ImageMadhusudan Temple, different view by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

11ImageDeities inside Madhusudan Temple by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

12ImageGaruda statue outside temple by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

13ImageLooking towards north from Vanaprasthashram ghat by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

14ImageHolding on to chain of faith by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

15ImageVessels for collecting holy ganga water by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

16ImagePopcorn and peanuts roasted by the road - Muni Ki Reti by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

17ImageA temple by the road at Muni Ki Reti by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

18ImageCleaning oneself and cleaning of river going on by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

19ImageSpreading charity by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

20ImageShifting towards saffron by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

21ImageThe Yogi and the Red by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

22ImageRam Jhula looking from Paramarth to Muni Ki Reti side by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

23ImageA temple by the roadside while going towards 'choti' from Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

To be continued....... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:05 pm 
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Second part of photos:
1 ImageThinking Nirvana? by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

2 ImageHelping Hand by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

3 ImageMonkey mother lullabying baby to sleep near Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

4 ImageDead Asleep by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

5 ImageI want my share by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

6 ImageShops on road from Lakshman Jhula to Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

7 ImageShops on road from Lakshman Jhula to Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

8 ImageHot samosas, goes nicely with chilled coke :) by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

9 ImageShops on road from Lakshman Jhula to Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

10 ImageShops on road from Lakshman Jhula to Ram Jhula by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

11 ImageCharitable bondings by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

12 ImageA temple by Ganga by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

14 ImageD7K_6230_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

15 ImageHom Kund readied at Parmarth for lighting fire to do aarti by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

16 ImageOfferings to Fire God during aarti by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

17 ImageA Diya floated after aarti by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

18 ImageGuest boarders at parmarth ashram are privileged to get to do ganga aarti in batches by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

19 ImageSome are fortunate to be able to do aarti with the holy fire by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

20 ImageHelping light diya by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

21 ImageAarti at Anjaneya (Hanuman) Temple - Rishikesh by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

22 ImageDuring Aarti at Anjaneya (Hanuman) Temple - Rishikesh by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

23 ImageKirtan near Parmarth by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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