Two men near Bindhu sagar lake and looking towards Lingaraj temple.
Bhubaneshwar the capital of Orissa is a city of temples, several of which are important from an architectural standpoint. The Lingaraj temple - the largest of these is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building. It is about a thousand years old
Legend has it that Shiva revealed to Parvati that Bhubaneshwar - or Ekamra thirtha was a resort favoured by him over Benares. Parvati in the guise of a cowherd woman, decided to look at the city herself. Two demons Kritti and Vasa desired to marry her. She requested them to carry her upon their shoulders, and crushed them under her weight. Shiva, then created the Bindu Saras lake to quench her thirt, and took abode here as Krittivasas or Lingaraja.
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kajspice (4542) 2006-02-12 11:09
You bought a camera?!? I'm really pleased you did because this is an amazing picture. The subjects are nice and clear and the faded background compliments the picture very well. I would like to see this in black and white...Did you play with this pn photoshop?
Great notes as usual...
dsidwell (9771) 2006-02-12 21:59
These men with their backs turned invite my thoughts to wonder about what they are discussing in such an interesting place with such lovely light. Nice work, Radeeh!
xuaxo (6830) 2006-02-14 2:25
Mistery about these men. Very interesting.
It would be better with less of the sky, and more of the feet or ground.
SoupDragon (652) 2006-02-17 3:40
Ahhhhh. Had you tilted the camera down just a bit, this would have been terrific! Never mind. I like the detail in the foggy distance. This is so hard to capture well, but you've done a good job. What camera/lens is this taken with?
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-02-21 13:18
an interesting and beautiful shot. Nice to see these men with their traditionel clothes. I like the atmosphere.
prumod (8300) 2006-02-27 10:07
it's an interesting one... if you could show some more portion at the bottom i think it would be good... however this silhoutte like view and the background lake is very nice....
munki (1305) 2006-03-02 18:20
Nice shot of the lake. I like the silhoutte of the two men.
Thanks for sharing.
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-13 12:25
I have a nice memory about Bindu Sagar, a nice and peaceful place.
noborders (1010) 2007-06-23 5:35
There is certainly an atmosphere here, this is classic and eternal India, the POV is excellent, I yearn to return there !
- Copyright: Radeeh Ramesan (RADEEH) (2802)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ** Noborder's favourite India photos (II) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-12 3:34
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