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Kathmandu - Nepal.


Cette sculpture en basalte de cinq mètres de long représente l’un des dieux majeurs de l’Hindouisme, Vishnou.
Elle serait vieille de 1400 ans. Vishnou repose sur le serpent Ananda. Une cérémonie se tient tous les matins pour renouveler les offrandes de fleurs dont les pigeons viennent picorer les graines. Très vénérée elle attire chaque jour des centaines de croyants.

This five-metre-long basalt sculpture depicts one of the major gods of Hinduism, Vishnu.
It would be 1400 years old. Vishnu rests on the serpent Ananda. A ceremony is held every morning to renew the flower offerings whose pigeons peck the seeds. Very venerated it attracts hundreds of hindous every day.

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George McCarten11-May-2020 07:44
It's quite amazing to think of the thought processes that went into the development of this.
Gill Kopy30-Apr-2020 04:13
This is so interesting - it is impressive to see how strong the faith is. !! V
Nick Paoni28-Apr-2020 19:27
Simply amazing. Thanks for the informative narrative.
Tom Munson28-Apr-2020 19:25
Amazing colors and framing.
Neil Marcus28-Apr-2020 18:53
I'm impressed with continuous reverence covering with lowers."V"
Allan Jay28-Apr-2020 18:32
Thanks for sharing this unique culture.
Blandine Mangin28-Apr-2020 16:50
vraiment superbe ! v
Dave Petersen Photography28-Apr-2020 16:18
An amazing capture and insight into their culture. Vibrant, colorful and photographed with stellar clarity. So well done!! VV
Walter Otto Koenig28-Apr-2020 15:39
A wonderful shot of this reclining Vishnu statue with these colroful decorations. Thank you for adding the explanation. "V"
globalgadabout28-Apr-2020 15:33
a remarkable sight...the colours are so celebratory and bold..
Industrial Heritage28-Apr-2020 14:30
You can not mis this. The colors of the flowers are overwhelming.
Tom LeRoy28-Apr-2020 13:41
A outstanding shot of Vishnu. So interesting to see and understand how important it is. V
Philip Game28-Apr-2020 12:22
A powerful image of a difficult subject - as I remember (several years ago) the effigy was surrounded by a fence which obstructed photography.
Helen Betts28-Apr-2020 12:01
A fine capture of this colorful religious scene. Such devotion is quite impressive. V.
Pierre28-Apr-2020 12:00
De magnifiques décorations pour cet imposant dieu! V
Ton T.28-Apr-2020 11:32
Interesting image and information! I like the pigeons included! V
Borisalex28-Apr-2020 11:31
What terrific shrine and decoration and tremendous custom! V
Wintermeer28-Apr-2020 11:14
Quelle vue! ~V~
Fong Lam28-Apr-2020 10:13
Wonderful capture of this ceremony with splendid colors and details...V
Raf28-Apr-2020 09:55
Très intéressante information sur cette belle sculpture en basalte. On voit bien clair la typique structure de basalte et c'est difficile à sculpter je suppose. V
Roland Le Gall28-Apr-2020 09:49
Impressionnant....Superbes couleurs....!
joseantonio28-Apr-2020 09:43
nice capture of that colorful decoration.V
sand_shadow28-Apr-2020 09:29
Your photos and descriptions bring these practices to life. V
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