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black lingam - lotus flower and five-headed naga snake - hindu symbolism (india)

Symbolic image of a Shiva Lingam painted on the wall of a Hindu temple (India)

For more info about Shiva Lingam, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Lingam.

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March 24, 2013
Mal Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­