Category Archives: Religion

Hólar

Iceland’s ancient bishopric. The seat of Hólar is located in the beautiful valley of Hjaltadalur in north Iceland. The first printing press in Iceland was established here in 1530. From the information slate at Hólar: “The bishopric at Hólar was founded in 1106 to serve the northern part of Iceland. There had been a church […]

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Partagal

Historic Hindu monastery in Goa. The ancient monastery (known in Sanskrit as math) at Partagali in south Goa dates back to the 13th C. For more, see this. These images were taken in 2007 and have been processed today using the latest Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 tools of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The advances […]

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Mahashivaratri

Night of the Great Yogi. These images were taken at last evening’s Mahashivaratri celebrations at the Kamleshwar temple in the village of Korgaon in north Goa. Kamleshwar is one of the many epithets of Lord Shiva. Note: As mentioned in an earlier post, the screen of my MacBook Pro was damaged last month. I am […]

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The Vetals of Goa: Loliem

Another installment in an ongoing series. The first time I saw this striking sculpture of Vetal was on a stormy monsoon morning, and it evoked at once a feeling of disquiet. Set out in the open in a forest in Loliem, a small village in south Goa‘s Canacona taluka, the ancient image is the most […]

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