April 22, 2007

sent from above

I posted a shot of this Hindu temple last year. A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity of taking another shot while stuck in traffic. It was my luck my car stopped right in front of it. I was feeling quite agitated that day. Traffic on every road I took and I was late for a meeting. All that evaporated the moment I saw Ganesha and the deities smile down on me. Feeling somewhat lighter, I made it to the meeting without any angst. Phew!

It's Sunday. A day to rest, read a good book, give the dogs a bath, have some friends over, whatever you wish really. Enjoy the day.


Blogger magiceye said...

wonderful!!! both the picture and what Ganesha did to you!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

oh gosh, the details are simply amazing..Good angle !

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice photograph. I like it and what it did for you.

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6:37 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Wow! I couldn't figure out what it was from the thumbnail on the portal! Thought it might be some sort of human pyramid. Well, I guess lots of religions are organised in some sort of pyramid structure! Including Tupperware-ism.

8:50 PM  
Blogger angela said...

Great details and so colourful. That would have cheered me up too.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

wow i have to say it's a great and elaborate art work on the temple.
so colorful and uplifting for some reason.
hope you 'had' a great sunday too.
amongst many books i'm reading at the moment two of them are worth mentioning: affinity by sarah waters and the pits by beverly turner, both great so far.

3:29 AM  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Years ago I saw something like this at Singapore but this one is much more impressive. I hope you had a great "resting" day too, Edwin :-)

6:23 AM  
Anonymous poudre or powder in english said...

Waou!Very impressive.

6:27 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Good to see that all of you were as 'calm' as me after seeing the shot. There's something about Ganesha that I find very serene and comforting. No other does the same. Jesus reminds me of pain and sacrifice, Kuan Yin brings me into the beauty of life, Buddha makes me think of the Dalai Lama. But with Ganesha allows me to think of nothing but the moment.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Amazing photo. I remember seeing it in KL as a kid. We didn't stop to visit it but I remember driving by the temple.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love the facade of many of these temples; I have similar shots of Hindu temples from a long-ago trip to India. They always bring a smile to my face! And, coincidentally, we like the same Hindu god!!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

WOW! Look at all that detail. What a story there must be with this building! Is this a common site?

10:09 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Amazing photo, and I really enjoyed your comments Edwin about how you react to the various Gods or deities of this world...

10:30 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Ming, you remember this from your childhood? Great stuff! Still original paintwork you know.

Kate, India's one of the places on my to-go-visit list. And Ganesha is so easy to like, isn't he?

C&D, i'm not quite sure what you mean by 'common site' but it's been around for many years and quite a number of Hindus come to it.

Nathalie, thanks. The Hindu gods are so colourful. Did you know there used to be comics of the legends of these gods? My mum used to buy them for me when I was little. So beautifully illustrated. We lost them all in a freak flood about 10 years ago. As for Jesus and churches, that came from my grandma. I have her rosary by my bed and light a candle for her in all the churches I visit around the world. I think for me it's more the art in religion than religion itself.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckeroon said...

Edwin, you're a fine people person...and here you have given us a "thousand" - fine shot...and much liked comments on Ganesh.

11:28 PM  
Blogger April said...

It looks like a pyramid of little sculptures.

2:43 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thanks Chuckeroon :)

April, come to think of it, it is!

2:01 PM  
Blogger pennyblack said...

wow! the lighting and composition are perfect!!

7:54 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

you'll have to thank Nature for the lighting but I'll accept for composition :)

2:27 AM  

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