Those 56 images are a sample of what I saw during this journey, the people I met going down from Gaumukh, the sources of the sacred Ganges to Calcutta. If you wish to see more images, please click on the link "Mes Images d'Inde" on the right side..
If I do like to travel, it's not for a nice landscape or a historical monument, but for what makes a country : the people. I have travelled to many great places, but India is still the best. It just has a buzz that other places don't. Enjoy....
I am leaving for another Indian trip on November 26th, 2005. I'll try to keep a blog of this upcoming journey through Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. If you want to follow me, click on "Mes Indes"...
Sunday, November 20, 2005
A boy sitting next to kali inside the Kali temple in Calcutta, an incredible place.
This image is the cover of an Indian book, a contemporary Bengali short fiction.
"The way Home" translated by Aruna Chakrabarti.
A follow up to the picture I uploaded previously.
A picture I took at the junction of the river Ganges and the river Yamuna, two sacred rivers in India, in Allahabad. Every 12 years a big festival occurs here, the Khumba mela, the next one will be in 2010.
Santa Devi Draejagh is a 84 years old woman. She was praying at the river.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
This man, Harish Mahajan, from Punjab has been sitting in front of a restaurant "Chotiwallah" overlooking the Ganges in Haridwar for the past 4 years.
He has been meditating since. He got paralysed on one side, then decided to go to Haridwar to meditate. Now he told me he was much better, he can move his left arm a bit and hope he will be able to go home next year... He is a very nice man who used to be a science teacher.
I met him everyday I spend in Haridwar and we always had lunch together..
The swastika is an Hindu symbol. You'll notice the difference from the one used by the Nazis, this one goes clockwise. Symbol of LIFE.
A real nice man . Neelkanth Mahadev, his name meaning "blue throat", one of Shiva's name.
This image was taken on the banks of the river Ganga in Haridwar.
Haridwar located in the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the point where the Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. Several temples and ashrams dot this town and a visit to Haridwar is like stepping into a totally different world.