Jal Mahal: Jaipur’s Submerged Water Palace

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Submerged in the waters of an artificial lake, in the “pink city” of Jaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India, is the beautiful marbled palace of Jal Mahal, or “Water Palace”. Not much is known about its history, except the fact that it was constructed by Maharaja Madho Singh in the 18th century Continue reading

Painting Hindu Light Lamps

slide_330710_3261475_freeAn Indian potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival