Muslims believe that the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Muhammad over a period of twenty-three years, starting with the initial revelation at Mount Hira. After the Prophet’s death, his successors compiled these divine revelations in a manuscript.
The Qur’an contains prayers, moral guidance, historical narrative, and promises of Paradise.
This pic was taken @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The gurdwara is surrounded by a large lake or temple tank, known as the Sarovar, which consists of Amrit (“holy water” or “immortal nectar”). The upper floors of the gurdwara are covered with gold, hence the name “Golden Temple”
A small statuette of Nataraja, the lord of dance at the Anjuna Flea Market.
As the Lord of Dance, Nataraja, Shiva performs the tandava, the dance in which the universe is created, maintained, and dissolved. Shiva’s long, matted tresses, usually piled up in a knot, loosen during the dance and crash into the heavenly bodies, knocking them off course or destroying them utterly. source: Wikipedia