An Indian potter prepares a diya (earthen lamp) ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi on October 30, 2012. Hindus all over the world decorate their homes with earthen lamps and light candles to celebrate Diwali, symbolising, according to Hindu mythology, the homecoming of Lord Rama after vanquishing ten-headed demon King Ravana.
I know this flyover infested spot but never imagined it once looked like this. Go Byculla !
Chikankari, from Lucknow, is embroidery made with white untwisted yarn with the help of a needle on a fine cloth
words without knowledge of how to read them become patterns embued with mystery
In June the Shrine Room in Gateway to the Himalayas will be updated to feature new additions to the permanent collection such as this 19th century Torgam, or ritual cabinet from Tibet. Shrines in the modern day range from small and personal, to large public spaces. If you had a shrine, what would you include in it? http://on.fb.me/15l9V52