The explored & unexplored – Siem Reap – Land of Temples

Cambodia … Siem Reap …. the words remind us of magnificent temple of Angkor Wat. One of the unique sculptures built by Hindu Kings outside India.

Did you know that there are at least 10 temples around Siem Reap village that are equally beautiful, unique but relatively smaller in size?! Craftsmanship in these temples is as splendid as Angkor, perhaps even better at some places! Incidents from Hindu scriptures (Purana) are engraved everywhere. They are equally rich in intricate carvings like images of deities, characters and inscriptions.

Siem Reap (defeat of Siam1) is literally a living exposition of world class temples. These temples have been constructed during the reign of Hindu Kings like Rajendravarman, Jayavarman and others. Let’s explore a few masterpieces out of them.

Banteay Srei (Read about it in a separate article here)

Banteay Kdei

Banteay Kdei (A citadel of chambers). A mid-12th century temple with its name originating from ‘Kuti’ (abode). It’s a relatively new temple built by Jayavarman VII occupied by Buddhist monks till late 1950s. The style resembles Bayon architecture with the famous face tower featured at the entrance. The temple has been under restoration through different institutions.

Face Tower Avalokiteshvara, Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Face Tower Avalokiteshvara, Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Façade Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Façade Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Walkway, Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Walkway, Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Lions, Symbol of Royalty, Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Lions, Symbol of Royalty, Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Chambers, a view from outside.. Banteay Kdei, Siem Reap
Chambers, a view from outside.. Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Chambers, perspective.. Banteay Kdei , Siem Reap
Chambers, perspective.. Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Scale.. view from left exit,  Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Scale.. view left exit…. Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Apsaras, - Dancing celestial beauties,  Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Dancing celestial beauties (Apsaras), Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia
Dwarpala - Guard, Banteay Kdei Siem Reap
Dwarpala (Guard), Banteay Kdei #siemreap #cambodia

Pre Rup

Pre Rup ( turn the body2 ) is a Hindu temple built by Khmer king Rajendravarman during early 962. It’s a combination of mounted bricks, laterite and sandstone. These provide an amazingly roseate glow to the temple during sunrise and sunset. The ruins itself are so stunning, you can just imagine the divine feeling of witnessing the sunshine during the actual days of its glory! The square shape structure includes towers at 4 corners and centre as well. Each tower bears a statue of a deity it is dedicated to – Lakshmi, Vishnu, Shiva and Uma (Parvati). Tourists flock this place during early morning and evening hours to enjoy the bliss of sunshine. Truly an exquisite site to be!

Pre Rup front view Siem Reap
The Magnificent, awaiting light! Pre Rup #siemreap #cambodia
Intricate stone carving, Pre Rup Siem Reap
Intricate carving, Pre Rup #siemreap #cambodia
Pre Rup -Sunshine illuminating the bricks, Siem Reap
Sunshine illuminating the bricks, Pre Rup #siemreap #cambodia
Pre Rup - Spectrum from Pink to Red Siem Reap
Spectrum from Pink to Red Pre Rup #siemreap #cambodia
Pre Rup - Light effect! Siem Reap
The numinous luminous! Pre Rup #siemreap #cambodia

Prasat Kravan

A less known, less visited miniscule 10th century wonder dedicated to Lord Vishnu. A simple but graceful structure with five towers on a common terrace, built in reddish bricks. 5 beautiful bas-reliefs make this a delightful experience with an inscription on the frame.

The bas-reliefs depict Lord Vishnu with multiple incarnations.
Riding his Garuda
Four Armed Lord Vishnu
Eight Armed Lord Vishnu
Additionally
A Goddess holding weaponry identity of Lord Shiva (Trident) and Vishnu (Discus)
Goddess Lakshmi (Kamala) holding Lotuses.

Prasat Kravan - Panorama Back Side Siem Reap
A minuscule grandeur… Prasat Kravan #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan - Front View - Siem Reap
Front View… Prasat Kravan #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan - Bas-relief - Lord Vishnu. Siem Reap
Bas-relief, Lord Vishnu.. Prasat Kravan.. #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan - Bas Relief - Lord Vishnu on Garuda. Siem Reap
Lord Vishnu on Garuda…. Prasat Kravan #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan -  Bas Relief - Lord Vishnu with with 8 hands. Siem Reap
Majestic Him with 8 hands… Prasat Kravan #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan- Unknown Deity with both discus and trident. Siem Reap
Deity with both discus and trident?.. Prasat Kravan.. #siemreap #cambodia
Prasat Kravan - Inscription dedicating temple to Lord Vishnu. Siem Reap
Inscription dedicating temple to Lord Vishnu… Prasat Kravan #siemreap #cambodia

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm (Ancestor Brahma) a monastery far more majestic and revered than its contemporary identity as a location in the movie Tomb Raider! Its originally known as Raj Vihara (Royal Monastery). Constructed in the Bayon style during the reign of Jayavarman VII in 12th century. It is said that this monastery and university used to be home to around 12500 people including 18 high priests and over 600 dancers. Today trees engulfing these ruins have become a unique identity of the temple. However, it is creating issues in restoring the heritage. Majority of its restoration is conducted by Archaeological Survey of India! Ta Prohm today is one of the most visited temples in the region.

Ta Prohm - Walkway from jungle . Siem Reap
Walkway towards harmony.. Ta Prohm.. #siemreap #cambodia
Ta Prohm - Side View Siem Reap
Where nature blends with the human creation! Ta Prohm #siemreap #cambodia
Ta Prohm - A beautiful figure with intricate work on headgear. Siem Reap
A beautiful figure with intricate work on headgear… Ta Prohm #siemreap #cambodia
Ta Prohm - Trees engulfing the ruins. Siem Reap
Trees engulfing the ruins.. Ta Prohm… #siemreap #cambodia
Ta Prohm - Tomb Raider Site - Siem Reap
Popular photography point …. Ta Prohm…#siemreap #cambodia #tombraider
Ta Prohm - The Rajvihara - Ancient University site - Siem Reap
The Rajvihara… Ta Prohm… #siemreap #cambodia
Archaeological Survey of India and Cambodia Joint restoration project. Ta Prohm Siem Reap
#ASI #india… Ta Prohm… #siemreap #cambodia

Footnotes

1) Defeat of Siam – Legends say that the name was given by Khmer King Ang Chan after he defeated Thai Army sent to invade Cambodia in 1549. There is a difference of opinion about this amongst scholars.

2) Turn the Body – It is said that this refers to rotating ashes while performing post funeral rites at a temple in Cambodian culture.

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#Bali – Contemporary account of an Ancient Dream!

Bali is the sparkling emerald in the Indonesian archipelago, cherishing stories of Hindu culture. Magnificent temples, elegant dances of mythical characters embellished with folk art, ornate sculptures, an island of naive and enterprising people, embracing both picturesque nature and dangerous volcanoes at the same time!

What is there to see in Bali? Just keep your eyes open and walk around…. everything in Bali is worth seeing!! Drama, dance, music, nature, food, animals, birds, people ………… .. Bali, truly a harmony of contemporary and bygone worlds.

Subak - A UNESCO revered way of paddy farming since 9th Century. Ubud, Bali
Subak – A UNESCO revered way of paddy farming since 9th Century #subak #bali #visitbali
Rice Terrace View, Kamandalu, Ubud, Bali
A stunning fusion of paddy field and resort! Beauty around and within #bali #visitbali #Kamandalu #KamandaluUbud
Indian Ocean from Uluwatu Temple, Bali.
Awe-inspiring Indian ocean – Uluwatu Temple #uluwatu #temple #bali #visitbali
Brhama, Vishnu, Mahesha, Uluwatu Temple, Balli
Lord – Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha – Uluwatu Temple (God-heads are never kept uncovered in Bali! A tradition signifying ‘His’ cover over our head.) #uluwatu #bali #visitbali
Pura Tanah Lot, Bali – Rock temple of the water God Varuna in the ocean.
Pura Tanah Lot – A magnificent rock temple of the water God ‘Varuna’ in the ocean. #bali #visitbali
Tanah Lot - Bali - Fresh Water Inside the Temple.
Baruna (Varuna) blesses with fresh water inside the ocean! #tanahlot #bali #visitbali
Tirta Empul – A holy spring - Bali
Tirta Empul – A holy spring purifying your soul… Sanctified me as well! #tirtaempul   #bali #visitbali
Goa Gajah - Bali - 11th century cave depicting both Hindu and Buddhist sculptures.
Goa Gajah – 11th century cave depicting both Hindu and Buddhist sculptures. #goagajah #bali #visitbali

Kechak OR Kecak – Dance and singing performed by the devotees of Lord Rama – the Monkeys. A divine atmosphere created through forgiving light of a solo lamp and collective chanting of ‘Chuck Chuck Kechak‘. The play depicts the events from Ramayana, usually performed only in temple premises.

Kecak or Kechak - Bali - Vacant Stage with solo lamp. Traditional Balinese  Monkey Dance.
The vacant Kechak stage… the play is about to begin…. Lights ready… #kecak #bali #visitbali
Kecak OR Kechak - Traditional Balinese Monkey Dance - Prayer before the performance. Priest and Main Performer.
Warding off the evil eye!! Before the play, let everything and everyone be blessed, what a feeling …… the main ape and priest. #kecak #bali #visitbali
Kecak OR Kechak - Traditional Balinese Monkey Dance - Show at its peak. Ubud Bali
The ape army of Lord Rama…… the play gears up… #kecak #bali #visitbali
Sita Kechak - Kecak OR Kechak - Traditional Balinese Monkey Dance - Ubud, Bali
Seetha…. #kecak #bali #visitbali

The slow but rhythmic melodious recitation of archaic notes…, captivates the audience with its unmistakable accent as the artists prepares for the entry.

The final act – War of Divine and Demon – fluid rhythm, upsurging sounds, synchronized movement of Lord Rama and Ravana. Kechak comes to the final stage, the spectators are enthralled! Bali lives the Ramayana…!

Legong – A relatively contemporary dance form. A perfect blend of orchestra and dancer with a splash of colors.

Lagong - Traditional Balinese Dance - Ubud, Bali
#bali #visitbali
Vishnu on Garuda - Lagong - Traditional Balinese Dance - Ubud Bali
Lord Vishnu riding on his Falcon.. #legong #bali #visitbali
Lagong - Traditional Balinese Dance, Ubud, Bali
#legong #visitbali #bal
Nakul and Sahadeva - Lagong - Traditional Balinese Dance, Ubud, Bali
Chinese fans and Indian mythology! A fabulous combination..! #legong #bali #visitbali
Barong - Traditional Balinese Mask Dance. Mengawi - Bali
Barong – Mask play depicting Indian mythology, a gift of the village of Mengawi #barong #bali #visitbali

Coffee Luwak is a unique discovery of nature’s grace. Coffee seeds, which cost around $700 per kilogram, have to be obtained from the excrement of an animal called Luwak! The animal chooses the best coffee seeds, swallows them without biting and then excretes them as is. That is ‘Kopi Luwak’!

Kopi Luwak - World's most authentic coffee beans.
#kopiluwak #luwak #coffee #bali #visitbali
Assortment of homegrown Coffee and Tea - Bali
Assortment of homegrown Coffee and Tea…….#kopiluwak #luwak #coffee #bali #visitbali

Petulu, a small town in Bali. Legend says that white heron birds first came to the village right after the villagers made a great sacrifice for heavenly favours. That legend has become the identity of the village today. Hence these birds are held in high esteem as a gift from God. They enjoy a free will in the village. After 5 pm, about 20,000 white Heron birds flock to the village, and of course, the tourists who come to see them. #petulu #bali #visitbali

Petulu - Bali, A village,  home to heron birds.
The entire villages is transformed into an abode of white birds #petulu #heron #bali #visitbali

The Monkey Sanctuary – Padangtegal #Padangtegal.

Manmade temple inhibited by other two creations of nature – trees and apes. The devotees of Lord Rama.

Padangtegal - Sacred Monkey Forest - Ubud, Bali
#monkeytemple #bali #visitbali
Padangtegal - Sacred Monkey Forest and Monkey Temple - Ubud, Bali
#monkeytemple #bali #visitbali
Playing with Monkey - Padangtegal - Sacred Monkey Forest - Ubud, Bali
Two Devotees of Lord Rama! !!! #monkeytemple #bali #visitbali #sheetaluwach

Plants, Fruits, Animals … Food comes from the whole Universe…. #crispyduck #gadogado #fruits

Good Night - Art in Ubud,  Bali
Bali… A dream you dream with eyes wide open…..! #visitbali #bali

मराठीत पाहण्यासाठी क्लिक करा #Bali – प्राचीन स्वप्नाचे आधुनिक पर्यटन

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#Bali – प्राचीन स्वप्नाचे आधुनिक पर्यटन

बाली अर्थात वाली द्विप इंडोनेशियाच्या द्विपसमुहातील एक रत्न.. आपल्या हिंदुसंस्कृतीची नाळ अजूनही जपणारे बेट. राम, सीता, हनुमानाच्या गोष्टी सांगणारं. भव्य मंदिरं, लोककलेने नटलेली पौराणिक पात्रांची नृत्यं, मनोहारी शिल्पं… एकाच वेळी हिरवागार निसर्ग आणि ज्वालामुखी दोन्ही कवेत घेणारं, देवभोळ्या पण उद्यमशील लोकांचं बेट!

बालीत पाहण्यासारखं काय आहे? फक्त डोळे उघडे ठेवा आणि फिरा, बालीत सगळं काही पाहण्यासारखंच आहे!! नाट्य, नृत्य, संगीत, निसर्ग, खानपान, पशु-पक्षी, माणसं………….. पर्यटनातून अर्थव्यवस्था चालवणारे बाली आजही आपले अर्वाचीन रुप अभिमानाने मिरविते.

Rice Field 3
सुबक – युनेस्कोने गौरवलेली इ.स. ९ व्या शतकापासूनची उतरती भातशेती #subak #bali #visitbali
Rice Terrace Kamandalu
भाताच्या शेतात बेमालूपणे मिसळलेले रीसॉर्ट….. #bali #visitbali #Kamandalu #KamandaluUbud
Indian Ocean Ulu
फेसाळता हिंदी महासागर – उलुवाटु  मंदीर #uluwatu #temple #bali #visitbali
Brhama Vishnu Mahesh Uluwatu
ब्रह्मा-विष्णु-महेश उलुवाटु मंदिर #uluwatu #bali (डोकं झाकल्याशिवाय गाभा-यात मुर्ती आजही ठेवत नाहीत बालीत!) #uluwatu #bali #visitbali
Tanah Lot
पुरा ताना लॉट – समुद्रातल्या खडकावर उभारलेले वरुणाचे देउळ.. Pura Tanah Lot #bali #visitbali
Tanah Lot Shiva
समुद्रातही गोड पाणी देणारा वरुण – ताना लॉट… Dewa Baruna, #tanahlot #bali #visitbali
Teertha Empul
झ-यातून  सततअमृतवर्षा करणारे तीर्थ एंपुल. मी ही ‘शुचि’ झालो!  #tirtaempul   #Bali #visitbali
Goa Gaja
गोआ गजा – हिंदु आणि बौद्ध दोन्ही शिल्प असणारी ११ व्या शतकातली गुहा – Goa Gajah  #goagajah #bali #visitbali

केचक – रामभक्त वानरांनी केलेले नृत्य आणि गायन. समईचा मंद प्रकाश, ‘चक चक केचक’ हा ध्वनी आणि धीरगंभीर आलापी यातून रंगणारे रामायणातील प्रसंग चितारणारे नाटक. हे फक्त मंदिराच्या आवारातच करायचे.

Kechak Lamp
केचकचा रंगमंच… मोकळी जागा आणि मध्यभागी रंगमंच उजळणारी समई इतकेच काय ते नेपथ्य……… #Kecak #bali #visitbali
Ida Pida Talo
इडा पीडा टळो!!  प्रयोगाच्या आधी भूताखेतांची शांती, प्रयोगात अपशब्द वापरल्याबद्दल देवाची क्षमा, सगळं काही मंगल होउ दे रे द्येवा…… गा-हाणं  –  मुख्य वानर आणि पुजारी… #kecak #bali #visitbali
Kechak Show
प्रभुरामाची वानरसेना…… प्रसंग रंगायला लागले…. #kecak #bali #visitbali
Sita Kechak
सीता…. #kecak #bali #visitbali

धीरगंभीर असे वेदपठण किंवा संथ पण लयबद्ध ध्रुपदाची आठवण करून देणारी आलापी, नवीन प्रवेशाची तयारी होताना या अप्रतिम स्वराघाताने प्रेक्षकांना मोहीत करून ठेवते.

रावणवध — ओघवता स्वर, वाढलेली लय, रामलक्ष्मणाची आखीव हालचाल…. केचक जसं अंतिम टप्प्यात येतं आसमंत थरारून उठतो, जणु काही सगळं बाली रामायणच जगते…! #kecak #bali #visitbali

लेगॉंग – तुलनेने आधुनिक असा नृत्यप्रकार. वाद्यवृंद व नर्तक यांचा अप्रतिम मेळ आणि रंगांची उधळण करणारी वेषभुषा…… #legong #bali #visitbali

Lagong1
#bali #visitbali
Lagaong3
गरुडावर स्वार – विष्णु….. #legong #bali #visitbali
Lagong 2
#legong #visitbali #bal
Lagong 10
चिनी पंखे आणि भारतीय प्रसंगाचे सुरेख मिश्रण #legong #bali #visitbali
Barong
मेंगावीच्या जत्रेतला बॅरॉंग…….. मुखवटे चिनी आणि सहदेव!!!!! #barong #bali #visitbali

निसर्गकृपेची मुक्त उधळण….. निसर्ग बालीचा स्थायिभाव आहे. वडीलांनी मुलाला अंगावर खेळवावे तसा निसर्ग अंगाखांद्यावर बाली बेटाला खेळवतो. कॉफी लुवाक हा निसर्गाच्या कृपेचा एक अनोखा अविष्कार. वनस्पती, प्राणी आणि माणूस तिघांनी मिळून केलेला चवीचा चमत्कार……किलोमागे ७०० डॉलर्स मोजायला लावणा-या कॉफीच्या बीया लुवाक नावाच्या प्राण्याच्या विष्ठेतून मिळवाव्या लागतात. त्या प्राण्याने न चावता नुसत्या गिळलेल्या बीयाच सर्वोत्कृष्ट कॉफी देतात. त्या मिळवून स्वच्छ करून ‘कोपि लुवाक’ (Kopi luwak) बनते!! #kopiluwak #luwak #coffee

Luwak beans final
#kopiluwak #luwak #coffee #bali #visitbali
coffee mania
चहा कॉफीच्या तेरा त-हा…#kopiluwak #luwak #coffee #bali #visitbali

पेटुलु –  उबुद, बालीतील एक छोटा कसबा. असं सांगतात की गावतल्या लोकांनी देवाच्या कृपेसाठी केलेल्या यज्ञानंतर पांढरे हेरॉन पक्षी प्रथम या गावात आले. देवाची भेट म्हणून या पक्षांना मोठ्या श्रद्धेने जपले जाते. गावात त्यांना मुक्तद्वार असते. ती दंतकथा आज गावाची ओळख बनलीय. संध्याकाळी ५ च्या नंतर जवळजवळ २०,००० पांढ-या हेरॉन पक्षांची गावात दाटी होते आणि अर्थात त्यांना पहायला येणा-या पर्यटकांचीही. #petulu #bali

Petullu
गावातल्या झाडाचे पान-पान पक्षांनी फुलुन जाते #petulu #heron #bali #visitbali

‘मर्कट अभयारण्य’ पाडांगतेगाल #Padangtegal.

एकजीव निसर्ग, प्राणी आणि मानवनिर्मिती…. रामाच्या सेनेचे अरण्य! येथे माक़डांना मुक्तद्वार असते.

Monkey Temp 2
#monkeytemple #bali #visitbali
Monkey Temp1
#monkeytemple #bali #visitbali
Monkey
माकड…. खांद्यावर आहे ते !!! #monkeytemple #bali #visitbali #sheetaluwach

वनस्पती, फळे, प्राणी चराचरातील अन्नब्रह्म. #crispyduck #gadogado #fruits

Good Night
Sweet Dream!!! स्वप्न पहायला बालीत डोळे मिटावे लागत नाहीत……… #visitbali #bali

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Banteay Srei – #Cambodia

Banteay Srei – बांते स्राई

कंबोडिया… म्हटलं की सगळ्यांसमोर येते ते अंकोरवाटचे भव्य मंदीर. हिंदू राजांनी बांधलेल्या अप्रतिम अद्वितीय शिल्पांपैकी एक. पण अंकोरवाट सारखीच सुंदर पण आकाराने लहान अशी किमान १० मंदिरं त्याच गावात आजुबाजुला आहेत. या मंदिरांतील कुसर ही अंकोर इतकीच तर काही ठिकाणी त्याहीपेक्षा उजवी आहे. हिंदु पुराणातले अनेक प्रसंग त्यात कोरलेले आहेत. त्यातलेच एक बांते स्राई (Banteay Srei).
सिएम रिप (Siem Reap) हे कंबोडियातलं गाव जिथं अंकोर आणि इतर मंदिरे आहेत. याच गावात १० व्या शतकातलं बांते स्राई (Banteay Srei) हे स्वतः राजाने न बांधलेले एकमेव मोठे मंदिर आहे. राजेन्द्रवर्मन २ रा याच्या दरबारातील विष्णुकुमार आणि यज्ञवराह या दोन मानक-यांनी हे शिवमंदिर बांधले. उत्कृष्ट शिल्प आणि कोरीव कामासाठी हे मंदिर विख्यात आहे. यातील काही नमुने
१. खांडवप्रस्थ दहनाचा देखावा
२. उन्नत महादेव शिव
३. वाली आणि सुग्रीवाचे युद्ध
लाल पाषाणांमध्ये कोरलेल्या अशा अनेक शिल्पांचे बांते स्राई (Banteay Srei) किंवा त्रिभुवनेश्वराचे मंदिर…..

Cambodia … the word reminds everyone of magnificent temple of Angkor Wat. One of the unique sculptures built by Hindu Kings outside India. For a pleasant surprise there are at least 10 temples around the same village that are equally beautiful but relatively smaller in size. Craftsmanship in these temples is as splendid as Ankor, sometimes even better! Incidents from Hindu Scriptures (Purana) are engraved everywhere. One such timeless beauty is Banteay Srei.
Siem Reap is literally a living exposition of world class temples. Amongst all 10th century Banteay Srei is the only large temple not built by the a Royal himself. This Shiva temple was built by Vishnukumara and Yagyavarah from the court of Rajendra Varman II. The temple is famous for its fine sculptures and carvings. Below are few samples
 1. Khandavaprastha (Arjuna and Lord Krishna clearing a Jungle for erecting capital city)
 2. Mighty Lord Shiva standing upright
 3. The battle of Vali and Sugriva (Two Monkey siblings from the kingdom of Great Kishkindha)

Banteay Srei or Tribhuvaneshwara (Lord of all three realms) temple with many such sculptures carved in red stone …..
Banteay Srei Left Side, A temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
बांते स्राई डावी बाजू Banteay Srei Left Side #banteaysrei
Burning of Khandava Prastha Banteay Srei , Siem Reap, Cambodia
खांडवप्रस्थ दहन Khandavaprastha #banteaysrei
Burning of Khandava Prastha Banteay Srei , Siem Reap, Cambodia
खांडवप्रस्थ Khandavaprastha (A closer look) #banteaysrei
Mighty Lord Shiva, Banteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia
महादेव Mighty Lord Shiva #banteaysrei
Battle of Vali and Sugreeva, Banteay Srei, Siem Reap , Cambodia
वाली सुग्रीव युद्ध Battle of Vali & Sugreeva #banteaysrei

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#Happiness – #Ayutthaya

Broken Buddha head, Ayutthaya, Thailand
बर्मी आक्रमणांच्या वावटळीत सापडून उद्ध्वस्त झालेल्या अयोध्या नगरीला सोडून थायी राजघराण्याने नवीन राजधानी वसवली. पण भग्न झालेल्या संस्कृतीच्या खुणा मात्र तिथल्या वृक्षांनी जतन करून ठेवल्या….. (अयुथाया – अयोध्य़ा, थायलंड येथील बुद्धाचे मस्तक – वट महाथाट)  #thailand #ayutthaya
Three Identical Stupas, Ayutthaya, Thailand
उत्तुंग, मनोहर, अद्वितीय पण समान!  ३ स्तुपांचा समुदाय….. अयुत्थाया (अयोध्या) थायलंड #thailand #ayutthaya
The beautiful ruins of Ayutthaya
भग्न अवशेषांमध्येही चित्त ढळू न देणारी बुद्धमुर्ती #ruins #ayutthaya #thialand
Brick ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand
भव्य वास्तुकलेचा इतिहास सांगणारे अवशेष #ruins #ayutthaya #thialand

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