Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Ganpatyar in Photographs
Ganpatyar Temple, Ganpat Yarbal, near Habba Kadal
Names engraved in stone.
Ancient deities at the door - Bhairav(?) keeps guard.
Ganeesh of Ganpatyar.
Wish.Threads tied to the window.
Markings on the window indicate that it's used as a camp by the security people.
I was told my maternal grandfather studied here till his third or second grade.
Right bank of Jehlum as seen from the Ganpatyar temple (also on the right).
Jehlum, as it flows through Srinagar, is lined with ancient temples on its banks.
A security man posted at the gate said he's from Chandrapur. I know the place, it's near Nagpur in Maharashtra. In summers the temperature can go up to 47 degree Celsius and burn the skin off your back . He knows why he is here and doesn't mix words while explaining it to the visitors. He said that the day they are out of here,' none of this would stand'.
As I looked for the ghat, a Sikh security man explained that the ghat isn't accessible from the temple.
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