Prambanan is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South East Asia. Built over a thousand years ago, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located near the Javanese city of Yogyakarta.
Unfortunately a 2006 earthquake caused major damage to the site rendering much of it unstable and off-limit to visitors.
One of the many erotic murals that adorn the walls of the Khajuraho temples. Madhya Pradesh, India.
Women carry devotional effigies down to the shores of Lake Pichola during the Gangaur Festival in Udaipur. Rajasthan, India.
The sensuous curves of one of the many such sculptures in the Khajuraho temple complex. Madhya Pradesh, India.
Impressive sculptures adorn the interior of one of the temples in the Khajuraho complex, famous for their erotic sculptures. Madhya Pradesh, India.
Hindu devotees cover themselves in ashes as a sign of humilty and acknowledgement of their own mortality. This gentleman was sitting quietly atop one of Varanasi’s many ghats when I met him. Beside him is his copper pot with which he collects the sacred Ganges water as part of his prayer rituals.
This man’s job is to cut the wood and arrange the pyre on which the deceased are cremated. Death and cremation at Varanasi is considered very auspicious for Hindus. Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India.