Khole Ke Hanumanji Temple, Jaipur.
This pano is short out side the main temple,Khole ké Hanumanji Mandir, in front is the eating/food service, the entire building, serves as the banquet halls, for feasts given by devottes, to appease the gods, its also called the "SAWAMANI" ritual, which is performed, whenever their is an occasion, like a birth or marraige, though not mandatory by Hindu doctrines, it's none the less very popular.
but most of the people who are served are family members or friends.
Khole ké Hanumanji Mandir is very popular amongst the locals, though not on the tourist maps, every tuesday thousands come for the evening Aarti (Prayers, with plenty of sounds of ringing bells and gongs) The arti is the most sacred of all the rituals and is basically the head priest taking "holy fire" lamp and moving it ritually in circular motions, accompanied by a cacofony of bells and gongs, literary to awaken the lord.
Tuesday is the day of Hanuman the monkey god.
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.