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Old Dec 3, 2010, 8:47 PM   #1
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A Hanuman figure carved on a rock en route:


I'm going to touch upon some common religious beliefs. Childless couple tie a small piece of rock or a cradle on trees at religious places, praying for a gift of a child:


One such cradle:


Stacking stones one on top of another to hasten the fulfilment of your wish. I was NOT aware of the lizard while clicking this shot:


Belief in astrology is very strong in India, particularly among rural people. If for a groom astrology says that the bride will only live for a shortwhile after marriage necessitating a second marriage, the groom opts to tie the knot to a tree first (sometimes the tree withers too!), and then proceeds to marry the girl.


As adept as humans, and more agile:


I'm closing the series with a shot of this wanderer:


Thanks for bearing with me!
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Thanks for the explanations to go along with the pictures...

The "Wanderer" picture is fantastic and my favorite...! The monkey drinking
is a close second...

Good job...!
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Seen the lizard right off and the goat as well...They are all great shots.... Thanks for sharing them with us all!
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Raghu, these are fantastic. Thank you for educating us!
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