Sunday, February 13, 2005

Arjuna's Penance

Second stop was a series of carvings and old temples, including Krishna's Butterball and Arjuna's Penance itself. I seem to have taken a lot more video than stills, so apologies for the lack of coverage. Here, we desperately needed to get something to eat. Funny thing is the others stayed here and hired a gui, who it then transpired couldn't speak English - LOL.

The frieze in this picture represents the story of how the sacred river Ganga was created. The cleft in the left middle used to have water running down it, representing the river itself. To its centre left you can see a sage performing yoga, I think his name is Bhagotra or similar.