A vajra at the top of Swayambunath stupa in Kathmandu conurbation, a place for candles and a primate (Macaca mulatta) are also visible. Vajra is a sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. It is also a common male name in Tibet and Bhutan. Additionally, it is a ritual object that embodies both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is used as a symbolic tool in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism in South and South East Asia. Source : wiki
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Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-10-07 4:52
I learn something every day here in TE, and today it is the meaning of the word Vajra, and what a cool description. I am surprised this emblem has not become more popular in western culture too, as what could be better than combining a thunderbolt and a diamond! Wonderful sculpture, and how nice for our simian friend to pose in front of it too.
All the best
pajaran (41661) 2013-10-07 7:33
Dobar dana, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o Vajra, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na majmuna i Vajra ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana skulptura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, in the afternoon.
An interesting article on the Vajra, the given data ...
Nice view of the monkey and Vajra ...
A good time recording, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful sculptures shown.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started.
rychem (13610) 2013-10-07 8:33
Very nice observational photo, this photo is something new for me, you caught an interesting moment with a monkey, well seen
Nicou (105721) 2013-10-07 8:34
Quelle capture de ce sing sueprbe devant cet objet tout dorée et sacré je pense merivleleus eiamge et captage.
bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (91238) 2013-10-07 9:50
Ive been there years ago but actually found the monkeys in Ubud Bali to be the most aggressive and the biggest nuisance of all the places I have been. (Africa China Philippines, Nepal etc) They would steal anything they could grab including hats sunglasses water-bottles and even my camera battery in an unwrapped packet. One of the monkeys tore open the packet, 'tasted' the battery, got a 5 volt electric shock, and spat it out. I retrieved it with a tissue and washed it, as it was expensive. I went for the candles inside the monkey temple and if you search my Nepal gallery at the beginning you will find it. Tfs!
aleXundar (577) 2013-10-07 10:59
Apparently, it's an anti-climax, the Vajra and the bandar. But if monkey is a descendant of Veer Hanuman, then it is ok.
A difficult take with the bright sky in the background. But that is superbly handled. Very good clarity and colours.
Nicely timed it.
With best wishes,
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-10-07 11:23
Interesting capture from Nepal !
Good pov and compo.
TFS and best regards
Oceania (3231) 2013-10-07 11:37
Very interesting subject. I've never seen it before. It must be huge. Because the monkey on the top looks very small.
fabbs99 (11066) 2013-10-07 23:43
Excellent frame in this conmposition.Lovely colors and exposure.Very well done. TFS.
ikeharel (43953) 2013-10-08 0:44
This is a reletively big iron monument, Miguel, and I take this assumption because of the monkey stood on it.
There is a backlight-effect notable in this image - not much you could have done, unless gave it up altogether, but I always claim that it's a good idea to take the photo, rather than regret later.
Kugart (1770) 2013-10-08 4:20
Well spotted this piece of sculpture and the significance of it. I agree the monkey in the shot gives a good idea of the scale. Nice post Miguel.
adramad (30899) 2013-10-09 9:53
Una gran composicion, que combina ese tipo de objeto sobre el pedestal, supongo que para los rituales y el mono que pone una nota simpatica, aunque a mi son unos animales que no me gustan nada.
Sin duda una especial ambientacion, del estilo de vida en Nepal.
Buena luminosidad y nitidez, con unos vibrantes colores.
Muy buen trabajo.
Pasa una buena tarde.
jmdias (48333) 2013-10-15 1:42
it is a pity the light in the background was too bad for the camera. anyway the monkey and these details of the place are very nice to see.
nikkitta (8937) 2013-11-30 10:42
Thanks Miguel to let me know the meaning of Vajra, seen lots of time without knowing it s shared in so many exotic countries
Attractive way of presenting it with one of the hundred of monkeys at Swayambunath, try to catch some, but they move all the time
Enjoy your weekend