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Bhagsunath village, temple and Shiva Cafe, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Bhagsunath is a village located near Dharamsala. It is popular tourist spot with Hindu temple and springs with water pool. Nice waterfall is situated next to this village. Both Hindu tourists and Western backpackers visit and stay here.
Shiva cafe, situated in picturesque location next to big waterfall is popular place for hanging out and sometime psychedelic-trance techno parties are hosted here.

Here is my gallery from 2002 and 2005:

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Bagsunath hindu temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Bagsunath hindu temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Open air psychedelic trance techno party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Open air psychedelic trance techno party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Israeli man meditating at Shiva Cafe Dharamsala India Israeli man meditating at Shiva Cafe Dharamsala India
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian man dancing and looking at camera trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Indian man dancing and looking at camera trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu elephant like god Lord Ganesh or Ganesha Bagsunath near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Hindu elephant like god Lord Ganesh or Ganesha Bagsunath near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Bagsunath Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Young man playing flute sitting on rock with running water Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young man playing flute sitting on rock with running water Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Peace Pacifism symbol with Hebrew script post hippies tourist cafeteria Himalayas visited by Israeli former soldier tourist Peace Pacifism symbol with Hebrew script post hippies tourist cafeteria Himalayas visited by Israeli former soldier tourist
Demon mural painting in post hippies tourist cafee Himalaya India Demon mural painting in post hippies tourist cafee Himalaya India
Sadhu faces painted on stones in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India Sadhu faces painted on stones in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Holy OM sylable in Indian script painting on rock in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India Holy OM sylable in Indian script painting on rock in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains
Tourist resting in waterfall near Bagsunath Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tourist resting in waterfall near Bagsunath Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
agave after bloom in Himachal Pradesh India agave after bloom in Himachal Pradesh India
Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India
Indian woman with hand destroyed by leprosis Indian woman with hand destroyed by leprosis
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Water coming down from carved pipe into pool with Indian Hindi script in background Water coming down from carved pipe into pool with Indian Hindi script in background

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Dhirdam Temple – Shiva Hindu temple in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Dhirdam Temple was build in style similar to famous Pashupatinath temple from Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are my pictures from Darjeeling

 

Meditating Shiva on lotos flower with swans Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India Meditating Shiva on lotos flower with swans Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance and guardians to Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India Entrance and guardians to Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Guardian with trident Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India Guardian with trident Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Big bell in Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India Big bell in Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
White Nandi bull friend of Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India White Nandi bull friend of Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Two tiger like guardians at Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India Two tiger like guardians at Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India
Lingam - Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India Lingam - Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India
Meditating Shiva statue with cobra Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India Meditating Shiva statue with cobra Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Dancing Shiva with dreadlocks and trident statue Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India Dancing Shiva with dreadlocks and trident statue Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Meditating Shiva with cobra Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India Meditating Shiva with cobra Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling West Bengal India Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling West Bengal India

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Pashupatinath Lord Shiva Temple Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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Pashupatinath ghats on the bank of Bagmati river

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Big bull in Pashupatinath temple

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Nepali women passing lion statues in Pashupatinath temple

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Row of temples in Pashupatinath complex

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Bull in front of hermit house in Pashupatinath complex

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Woman in front of hermit house in Pashupatinath complex

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Woman from Pashupatinath

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Interior of woman hermitage in Pashupatinath 

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Lord Shiva Trishuls (tridents)

Young Nepali girl playing with holy calf in Pashupatinath Shiva temple Kathmandu Nepal

Nepali girl playing with young cow

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Bull behind Pashupatinath temple

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Man sitting behind small shrine in Pashupatinath complex

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Monkey searching for lice

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Adinath Lokeshwar Temple and Ancient Chobhar Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

 

Chobhar village is located six kilometers south west from Kathmandu. The temple is revered by both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir was built in 15th century. In this village, in 8th century Indian Buddhist nun Gelongma Palmo (Bhikshuni Srimati) started to practice Nyung Ne ritual.

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Chobhar village and pagoda of Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir (Our Lord Buddha Temple)

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Small ornamented Buddhist statue in Chobhar village

Stupa in Chobhar village near Kathmandu Nepal

Big Buddhist stupa in Chobhar village

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Dog sleeping under Buddhist prayer wheels in Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir

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Buddhist prayer wheels in Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir

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Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir. Newlyweds believe that fixing a metal utensil to its walls will ensure a happy marriage

Inside Adinath both Buddhist and Hindu temple in Chobhar Village Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir. Newlyweds believe that fixing a metal utensil to its walls will ensure a happy marriage

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Buddha statue in Adinath Lokeshwar Mandir

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Street in Chobhar village

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Drying corn on building in Chobhar village

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Drying corn on building in Chobhar village

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Nepali man from Chobhar village and local Buddhist shrine

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Nepali women from Chobhar village doing laundry

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Nepali man from Chobhar village resting after work

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Woman from Chobhar village and sleeping dog

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Home ornamented entrance with Five Buddhas

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View from Chobhar village into Kathmandu Valley

View on Kathmandu Valley from Chobhar Village                       

View from Chobhar village into Kathmandu Valley

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Patan (Lalitpur) Durbar Square and old city, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

 

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Patan Durbar Square

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Patan Durbar Square

 

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Patan Durbar Square

Chyasim Deval Krishna Temple Durbar Square Patan Nepal

Chyasim Deval Krishna Temple, Durbar Square, Patan

Krishna Mandir Temple in Durbar Square Patan Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Krishna Mandir Temple, Patan Durbar Square

Krishna Temple on Durbar Square Patan Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Krishna Mandir Temple, Patan Durbar Square

Statue of Garuda both buddhist and hindu deity patan Nepal

Garuda statue in Patan Durbar Square

 Mani Keshar Narayan Chauk temple courtyard dedicated to Lord Vis

Lord Vishnu, Mani Keshar Narayan Chauk Temple courtyard 

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Lord Vishnu, Mani Keshar Narayan Chauk Temple courtyard 

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Lord Vishnu, Mani Keshar Narayan Chauk Temple courtyard 

Woodcarving of tantric Hindu deities in Mani Keshar Narayan Chau

Lord Vishnu, Mani Keshar Narayan Chauk Temple courtyard : sculpture details

Patan Landscape Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Overview of Patan from one of rooftop restaurants

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Restin Nepali man in traditional cloth and hat

A Nepali woman carrying pot on head behind Hindu pagoda Kathmandu Valley Nepal

A Nepali woman carrying pot on her head behind Hindu pagoda in Patan Durbar Square

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Big lion statue and small girl on Patan Durbar Square

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Old Buddhist stupa (from King Ashoka time) in the background  with giant Dorje statue, Patan outskirts

Buddhist prayer wheel with dragon guard in Patan Kathmandu Valley Nepal Asia

Garuda and Buddhist prayer wheel in Patan

A Nepali woman in traditional dress drying grain in front of hinu temple Bhaktapur Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Many people in Patan lives from agriculture.

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Processing harvest behind street temple in Patan

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Prayer behind street temple in Patan

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Girl behind small street shrine in Patan

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Nepali man in traditional clothes carrying his child

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Nepali child looking through the window

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Children at the front door of traditional Nepali house in Patan

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Street in Patan

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Drying grains and local temple in Patan

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Small, Naga street shrine

Metal carved fountain outlet in Newari style Kathmandu valley Nepal

Rich carved metal water outlet in Patan

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Rich, wooden carvings detail with serpents (Nagas) and Garuda

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Entrance to one of Patan’s courtyards

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Entrance to one of Patan’s courtyards with small Buddhist stupas

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         Patan temple rich carved doors

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Patan temple rich carved doors

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Local shrine in Patan              

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Murals and signs in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Indian political poster

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Indian Musical Instruments ad

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Yoga training centre mural ads

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Yoga meditation home ad

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Lord Shiva mural painting

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Lord Shiva mantra mural

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Man riding horse mural

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Man riding horse mural

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Parrot mural

Snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road, Ladakh, India

Woman with fish mural

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Lord Ganesha with mouse and two fishes mural

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Boat on Ganges river mural

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Hare with fruit mural

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Man riding elephant mural

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Man riding elephant mural

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Holy city of Shiva: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi Ghats and Hindu temples at sunrise on the bank of Ganges river, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi ghats and temples in the morning

 A Indian boy sails tourist boat with Ghats on the bank of Ganges river in background, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Boatman on the Ganges river in Varanasi

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Lord Shiva mural painting at the ghat of Ganges river

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Mantra of Lord Shiva at the ghat of Ganges river

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Chet Singh Ghat at the bank of Ganges river in Varanasi

Korean or Japanese tourist meditating on old ghat in the bank of Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Meditating pilgrims at the ghat of Ganges river

Hindu man meditating and praying at ghat hindu temple on the bank of Ganges River at sunrise, Varanasi,  Uttar Pradesh, India

Morning bath and prayer on the bank of Ganges river

Old Hindu man in water praying  at ghat on the bank of Ganges River at sunrise, Varanasi,  Uttar Pradesh, Indi

Morning bath and prayer on the bank of Ganges river

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Meditating devotee at the ghat of Ganges river in Varanasi

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Ganga (Ganges) is the Life sign in Varanasi

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Boat on Ganges river during the rain, Varanasi

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Boats on Ganges river during the rain, Varanasi

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Big bridge across Ganges river in Varanasi after the storm

Boats and ghats on Ganges river during sunset in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ghats and boats on Ganges river after the storm

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Boats on the opposite bank on Ganges river after storm

Indian boy jumping from ghat into Ganges or Ganga river and looking like levitation, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Boy jumps into Ganges river in Varanasi

water buffalo Bubalus bubalis and small Indian girl taking bath in water of Ganges or Ganga holy river in Varanasi, India

Girl and water buffalos taking a bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi

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Water buffalos taking a bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi

Goat standing on the ghat near bank of Ganges river and looking at camera with red background, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Goat at the bank of Ganges river in Varanasi

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Swastikas and Ganges river in Varanasi

 Rich carved with lot of Hindu statues street temple, blue sky, in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, India

Colorful, rich carved Hindu temple in Varanasi

Colorful building near ghats on bank of Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Traditional architecture building at the ghat of Ganga river

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Rich ornamented house entrance in Varanasi

Indian young mother with child looking at camera and smiling with Indian elephant mural, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indian woman with child and mural paintings in Varanasi

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Holy Cow on narrow Varanasi street

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At the gate to Hindu temple

Row of old houses on Market Square, Lublin, Poland

At the gate to Hindu temple

Small child in window of red Chamunda Ram Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Young boy looking through window near Ram temple in  Varanasi

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Children on the street of Varanasi

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Textile  manufacture in Muslim part of Varanasi

Male horned devil talking by mobile phone

Colorful textiles in Muslim part of Varanasi

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Bike and textile in Muslim part of Varanasi

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Muslim part of Varanasi

Indian young man inside his grocery shop Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Clerk in local shop in Varanasi

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Baijnath Shiva Temple. Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Built in 1204, historic Shiva Temple in Baijnath is one of the most important places of Hinduism in Himachal Pradesh.

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Entrance to Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

 

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull and Baijnath Shiv temple in background

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Devotees entering main shrine of Baijnath Shiv temple

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Information sign “Do not cross the Shiv Ganga Jal please”

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Baijnath Shiv temple bell

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Baijnath Shiv temple old wall scrip

 

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Baijnath Shiv temple ceiling carvings

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Sculpture of Garuda

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Sculpture of  Brahma

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Sculpture of ANDHKASUR VADH, Lord Shiva killing blind Andhakasur demon

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Shiv Ganga Jal in Baijnath Shiv temple

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Poisonous lizard in Baijnath Shiv temple

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The Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Festival, Paharganj, New Delhi, India

 

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