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  1. A Govinda Pathak (Group) making a strong base for the human pyramid

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2.  A seven layered successfull human pyramid by a Govinda pathak.

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3. Two groups making a human pyramid with incredible co-ordination technique.

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4. A Govinda pathak almost reaching to the Dahi Handi.

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5. Incredible view from above

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6. Many Pathak (Dahi Handi groups) coming together to break the dahi handi. The view says it all.

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8. Human pyramid being build above human sea.

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Sun entering the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

These are some photos recently taken by a photographer of sun passing through the doors of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

The photo shows how sun stands exactly between the doors at Angkor Wat temple.

Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

Sun aligning exactly at the center of middle tower.

Also read : What is the secret of Sundial at Konark Sun temple in India?

Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia
Sun entering Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

These photos shows how sun pass through exact center of the temple which gives a magnificent view.

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

1) The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form Shri Vishnu.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

2) The temple is located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India .

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

3) Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, and It is one of the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India rich in legend and history.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

4) Its location, on an island in Cauvery river, has rendered it vulnerable to natural disasters as well as the rampaging of invading armies – Muslim and European – which repeatedly commandeered the site for military encampment

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

5) The main entrance, known as the Rajagopuram (the royal temple tower), rises from the base area of around 5720 and goes up to 237 feet (72 m), moving up in eleven progressively smaller tiers.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

6) The annual 21 day festival conducted during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December–January) attracts 1 million visitors.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

7) Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

8) The temple occupies an area of 156 acres (631,000 m²) with a perimeter of 4,116m (10,710 feet) making it the largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

9) The temple is enclosed by 7 concentric walls (termed prakarams (outer courtyard) or mathil suvar) with a total length of 32,592 feet or over six miles.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

10) These temple has 21 gopurams (towers), 39 pavilions, fifty shrines, Ayiram kaal mandapam (a hall of 1000 pillars) and several small water bodies inside. The space within the outer two prakarams (outer courtyard) is occupied by several shops, restaurants and flower stalls.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

11) The Hall of 1000 pillars (actually 953) is a fine example of a planned theatre-like structure and opposite to it, “Sesha Mandap”, with its intricacy in sculpture, is a delight.The 1000-pillared hall made of granite was constructed in the Vijayanagara period (1336–1565) on the site of the old temple.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple The Hall of 1000 pillars
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple The Hall of 1000 pillars

12) The pillars consists of sculptures of wildly rearing horses bearing riders on their backs and trampling with their hoofs upon the heads of rampant tigers, seem only natural and congruous among such weird surroundings.

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple The Hall of 1000 pillars
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple The Hall of 1000 pillars

Also read : 14 Biggest Hindu temples in the world

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Gudi Padva

1. Two women dressed up for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

Gudi Padva
Two women dressed up for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

 

2. Little girl showing Kathi game in front of crowd on Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa
Little girl showing Kathi game in front of crowd on Gudi Padwa

3. Women’s Bike rally for Gudi Padva in Pune

Bike rally for Gudi Padva 2015
Women’s Bike rally for Gudi Padva in Pune

4. Gudi Padva rally in Mumbai

Gudi Padva rally in Mumbai
Gudi Padva rally in Mumbai

5. Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015

Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015
Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015

6.  Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015

Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015
Manjari phadnis Gudi Padwa photo 2015

7.  Ready Made Gudi Models for sale 

Ready Made Gudi Models for sale
Ready Made Gudi Models for sale

8.  Dhol pathak performing on Gudi Padva

Dhol pathak performing on Gudi Padva
Dhol pathak performing on Gudi Padva

9.  Miniature Gudi in an Office

Miniature Gudi in an Office
Miniature Gudi in an Office

10.

One of the women biker in rally for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra
One of the women biker in rally for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

11. A Dhol pathak performing their play on Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

A Dhol pathak performing their play on Gudi Padva in Maharashtra
A Dhol pathak performing their play on Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

12.  Women bikers in rally dressed up traditional costume rally for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

Women bikers in rally dressed up traditional costume rally for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra
Women bikers in rally dressed up traditional costume rally for Gudi Padva in Maharashtra

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