Photographer's Note

This is a shot of one of the Kiradu temples. Kiradu temples are about 35 km from Barmer a towm situated in Thar desert in Indian state of Rajasthan . These temples feature impressive sculpture and a Solanki style of arhitecture, and date back to circa 1000 A.D. and later. There are five temples in all and most remarkable and biggest of them is Someshvara Temple - dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The other four temples, also considered as ancient are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu (the Preserver in the holy trinity of Hindu

Kiradu today lies buried in a valley of barren hills. One can stay there for days without meeting another human soul, but it is an overwhelming experience, entirely different from the routine tourist places of India. To discover Kiradu is to discover a forgotten page from the glorious past of India.

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