The Priestess

The Priestess
Shot this Priestess at the Rama temple in Manali.

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All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name!

Sindoor is a traditional red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from India, usually worn by married women along the parting of their hair. Usage of sindoor denotes that a woman is married in many Hindu communities, and ceasing to wear it usually implies widowhood. The main component of traditional sindoor is usually vermilion. [ Source : Wikipedia ]

the Cosmic Dancer

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

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