Bull, as we all know, especially the dairy breeding ones, are considered dangerous. We have sports like Jallikattu (for which there was a large hue and cry in Tamilnadu last year because they were banned) involves bulls because of their ferocious and wild nature.
But this photograph, taken in Mumbai Airport (they have very good displays of Indian culture and tradition throughout the airport) is that of Nandi, a bull nonetheless, but also a deity in Hinduism. He guards the gates of Mount Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva. You can get to know him more through this Wikipedia article. You will see him in all the Shiva temples (and also in Temples where Shiva’s family resides 😉 )
A heart of stone is a sculpture? – Charles de Leusse
We, Indians, love our stones and sculptures and if we could make a sculpture and a huge one at that from a single stone, nothing like it. There are so many examples of such monolithic stone based sculptures available in vast varieties and quantities throughout the Southern region (I can only talk about places I have been. I haven’t traveled much to the Northern parts, so can’t say for sure). Here is one such Monolithic Bull at Lepakshi.
Added some effects using DPP to warmify and then change the color temperature too.
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Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is ;Stone. Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!
“I like to prowl ordinary places.
I feel sorry for us all or glad for us
caught alive together
and awkward in that way.
there’s nothing better than the joke
the seriousness of us
the dullness of us”
― Charles Bukowski
That was my state of mind over the weekend: looking, watching, wondering!
PS: Taken in Hampi