Endurance : Weekly Photo challenge


ENDURANCE

 

Descent of The Ganges  Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Descent of The Ganges
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

This group of sculptures is known as Arjuna’s Penance, said to depict the Pandava prince’s penance to obtain Lord Shiva’s weapon. The sculpture dates back to the 7th or 8th century and is a testimony to the talent of the sculptors of that time.  It has over 100 figures of man and beast, life and nature, brought to life by artisans of that day. Truly a Marvel of mankind ‘s art and skill,  it is one of the Heritage sites protected by UNESCO.  They call it the descent of the Ganges

The lady in the foreground is my Mother , who also is to me, a living symbol of endurance.

You can read more about the Monument here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_of_the_Ganges_%28Mahabalipuram%29

And you can read more about my mom here:

https://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/an-ode-to-a-mother/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/

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12 thoughts on “Endurance : Weekly Photo challenge

  1. sujanvi September 21, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    A memorable sculpture. Amma – the perfect picture of elegance, grace and strength.

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  2. ripplesnreflectiontimes September 22, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Thanks…n great to see you here!😊 how’s everything going with you?
    Take care n hope to see you

    Like

  3. Marylin Warner September 22, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    A perfect picture to prove the word ENDURANCE. What wonderful details. This is very well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ripplesnreflectiontimes September 23, 2014 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks Marylin … I admire the diligence and skill of the sculptors And I admire my mom…

      Like

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