Mar 18
Mar 18

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Hundreds of Tiny Lingams

Shaivism is one of the major traditions within Hinduism that reveres Shiva as the Supreme Being. Yesterday we went to a temple in Godaulia, Varanasi which is of the Vira Shaivism or Lingayatism sect of Shaivism. According to Lingayatist Shaivists, devotees should wear Ishtalingas, or small lingam necklaces around their necks at all times and perform puja to these small lingams.

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Mar 18

Holi... and a Party!

Holi with my host family was... crazy. Before we'd even started eating gujias (traditional Holi food) our host uncle visiting from Mumbai covered our faces in green paint. Then the day continued on the roof as everyone covered each other in wet holi paint. The women ripped the men's shirts off with their teeth!

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Mar 12

Left My Heart in Darjeeling

I'll be back, Darjeeling.

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Mar 12

Climb Every Mountain

The closest I'll ever get to climbing Everest.

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Mar 12

The Struggle to Maintain Cultural Heritage While In Exhile

Tibetans in exhile living in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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Mar 12

Organic Tea Farm in Kerseong: Tea is God

Wild things our guide told us during our walk at Makaibari Tea Plantation in Darjeeling

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Mar 12

A Hidden Market in the Mountain Village of Kerseong

I think the best way to get to know a place is to put some headphones in a walk around...

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Mar 12

FLOWER POWER

Flowers are an incredibly important part of puja in Indian religion and celebrations.

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