Galtajl Monkey Temple 02, Jaipur, India

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Taken the 05/09/12
Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khaniya-Balaji Indian state of Rajasthan. The site consists of several temples and sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe. It is believed that Saint Galav spent his life at Galtaji, practiced meditation, and did penance (tpasya).The site was of particular importance to the Vaishnavite Ramandandis

Galtaji has been a retreat for Hindu ascetics since the early 1500s; its present temple was built by Diwan Rao Kriparam, a courtier of Sawai Jai Singh II, in the 18th Century. The main temple is the Temple of Galtaji, built in pink stone. The temple features a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, carved pillars, and painted walls.
There is another temple in the complex, the temple of Balaji. Yet another notable temple at Galta is Surya Temple; Surya is dedicated to the Sun God and was built in the 18th century.

More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galtaji
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Latitude: 26° 54' 14" N, Longitude: 75° 55' 42" E see »

Location: Jaipur, India

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Very colourful and great stories of India, Bernard!
By Wilfried Glocar | 27/11/12 - 11:50:27 GMT +0100
Thanks Wilfried. We always try to put our best to express it and try to take the best pictures. With this type of picture (panoramas) we´ve got the advantage of tell much better the story with audio, video,tags and much more.
By Bernard Custard | 27/11/12 - 11:58:35 GMT +0100
Esto es una explosión de azafrán! Es fascinante poder entrar contigo en este rincón tan maravilloso, recreándome en los detalles y escuchando la explicación del hombre santo.
By Xavi Portalés | 28/11/12 - 00:26:10 GMT +0100
Xiquet! Quins colors més collunuts!!
By Narcís | 29/11/12 - 01:54:34 GMT +0100
Indian Style Narcis :)
By Bernard Custard | 29/11/12 - 02:01:46 GMT +0100

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