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Into Light

Posted in Caught up in a Mughal reverie, Islam with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by designldg

Into Light

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“Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light.”
(From the Holy Quran – 2.257)

Tow lamps are the only furnitures inside the mausoleum complex of the third Mughal emperor Akbar the Great (1542 – 1605).
Therefore it was easy to connect this picture with those symbolic words found in the Holy Quran…
It is located in Sikandra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Golden Hands

Posted in Reflections in a Golden Eye with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2011 by designldg

Golden Hands

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“A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike.
Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
(Unknown)

This picture was shot from the balcony of a Shiva mandir (temple) near Manikarnika ghat, in Varanasi (Benaras) from where I see any kind of people walking along the Ganges.
Those friends were walking holding hands, it is a common gesture in India which doesn’t imply any other overtones whatsoever.
However physical demonstrations of affection in public between opposite sexes, even between husband and wife, are frowned upon.

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A Diya for a Prayer

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by designldg

A Diya for a Prayor

This is a diya for a prayer in order to remember those who are missing in Haiti.
Haitians need any kind of help, they have nothing…
Earthquake Haiti on Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=252988675717&v=info
Anyone attempting to connect with family members or friends traveling or living in the region should call the On Call International hotline: 800-576-5172.
Or, they can call On Call International collect at 603-328-1924.

This picture was shot at dusk on the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

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