A Hindu temple is a fantastic mixture of architecture, colour and life. But there is so much more to life inside and around a temple. On a recent visit to Kanchipuram, a temple town in Tamil Nadu, India. I had a chance to capture what that looks like. Hope you enjoy it. For more travel photos from India, visit http://www.sidpicky.com/Travel/India/
Devotees in Red walk past a regular temple shop which sells heaps of photographs of Hindu gods and surprisingly stuffed toys with phrases like ‘All I need is God’. I wonder how many units of those toys are sold annually.
An ice cream vendor outside the temple. With the weather in Tamil Nadu reaching close to 40 degrees celsius, an ice cream provides a cool respite from the heat. For a motorbike vendor, the choice of ice cream is staggering.
The priest is one of the most important people in the temple. It’s great to see the priest live a life just like everyone else with his shopping bag and his two-wheeler.
The facade of the temple dominates its architecture. The chaos of the electric lines just add to the beauty of the shot.
In Hindu temples, you have to leave your footwear outside before you enter. Looking at all the shoes arranged outside tells you how crowded the temple is.
This is one of my favourite shots. While admiring the amazing sculpture and carving in the temple, its easy to miss Mr Monkey just perched up there soaking in the view.
A couple arranging a pile of rocks as an offering to the gods. The higher the pile of rocks the better the chance of your prayer being heard.
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