Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Photohunt - Ripples

Ripples in the Banganga Tank. It is an ancient water tank which is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex inMalabar Hill area of Mumbai in India. It was built in 1127 AD, by Lakshman Prabhu, a minister in the court of Silhara dynasty kings of Thane. The tank was rebuilt in 1715 AD, with a donation for the Walkeshwar Temple by Rama Kamath. According to local legend, it sprang forth when the Hindu god Ram, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana, stopped at the spot five thousand years ago in search of his kidnapped wife Sita.As the legend goes, overcome with fatigue and thirst, Rama asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the ground, creating a tributary of the Ganges, which flows over a thousand miles away, hence its name, Banganga, the 'Ganga' created out on a 'Baan' (Arrow).
Info sourced from Wikipedia.
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15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shot and a fascinating legend! Thanks for both!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Healing and restul ripples!
    aloha & Namaste-

    Comfort Spiral

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  3. Very interesting story !!!
    Very cute shot :)))

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  4. so peaceful and calm.

    happy weekend

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  5. so peaceful and calm.

    happy weekend

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  6. Love the ducks on the rippled water!

    I tried to think of something that was 'different' other than water...

    So, HERE is mine The Ripple Effect.

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  7. Wonderful story and photo, and the age of things always amazes me, coming from the so-called New World with our puny time-frame of history, by comparison -- although perhaps if I were an aboriginal North American, I would not feel the same way about it!

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  8. Excellent theme photo, Magiceye!

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  9. Cool story! I'd wondered when I saw the name if there was a connection to Ganga ma. Thought there must be, but I hadn't heard the legend before. Great photo too!

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