Here are some photographs of Vasant Vihar.
More earthenware pots for water.
First time that I have seen a bicycle being used as part of a wall in this little house which has been constructed out of spare materials on the sidewalk. It is amazing how and where people manage to live.
A slide. With holes. I wouldnt recommend trying it out. lol. Very amusing. In fact, looking at the garbage around it, I am not sure that kids should be anywhere near it anyway.
I remember in my childhood that I had to take my books to the pujo and get them blessed. And pray very hard. I used (still am) to be a very bad student, obviously needed divine intervention to get my education going. And some fairly heavy thumps from the mater. Not that it worked, lol.
Then checked out the Kali Bari. There she is, Kali Ma. She is Mother. Shakti. The other side of woman, the dark side. I used to love reading about RamaKrishna’s stories about Ma Kali. Could and still fully appreciate it. Its a kind of love. A divine love which makes you want to weep and cry and just feel loved by Her. Madness, eh? but love her to bits. See here what he says about Ma.
I got inside this temple. They did not want to let me in, but I was quite bolshy and asked for permission from the head of the temple. So while the security guard went in, I popped in and started to take the pics. heh. Evil. You dont ask, you dont get. The temple area was painted with this strange steel grey paint all over. Its not the colour of the stone. The temples were closed basically so was not able to get inside either. Which is a shame, they are beautiful.
Here’s another example of stupidity. The Chief Minister of Delhi State coming to inaugurate a Vedic Cultural Block. What the heck is a Vedic Cultural Block anyway? Indian Secularism to the fore. The security guard got very upset with me taking a photograph of this, he said, stop stop, you cant take a photo here as its not formally inaugurated yet. Good heavens.
Photography strictly prohibited and please switch off Mobiles. The same will be impounded if used. Yes, Sir! click click click
That looks like Kartikeya to me.
Some lovely flowers in the temple. Anyway, I was chased off by the security guard who came back and said, sorry, no permission for taking any photographs here please. Okeydokey, Sir. Not a problem. I am off.
Looking back at the temple on the mound. I wasn't able to get up to the top. But that entire area had 5 large temples. Lovely place.
Very tightly and intricately carved stone.
Its a chariot. The writing on the back says things like, “Queen of the Night, King of the Heart” Then a mobile phone number. Then presumably the name of the owner, Ashu. And something strange, Bhugol Wale. Cant really figure out what he is trying to say here. And at the bottom, there is the address with another mobile number.
Here is the slideshow with more photographs.