American Baapu Photo Gallery: Part 7

Page 104: Evening puja

 

Page 106: Susmita also helped teach Judy to make chapatis

Page 107: NOT Muslim women wearing huge hijabs.

 

Page 108: Arya

 

Page 109: Arya dancing

 

Page 109: ISKCON Temple in Ujjain
(from Internet)

 

Page 109: ISKCON Temple at night
(from Internet)

 

Page 109: Everyone is facing forward…

 

Page 109: While Rick watches the kirtan band (behind the dancers)

 

Page 109: At 9:00 PM three large doors open to reveal shrines to the deities. Each is attended by a priest.

 

Page 109: I have enhanced the sign on the left, which basically says “No Selfies!”

 

Page 109: Me, Akshay, Nishchay, and Judy

 

Page 110: Arya taught Judy some games as well as arts and crafts

 

Page 111: Everyone dances while Akshay sings! This photo is a favorite because it conveys the spirit of being with this beautiful family.

 

Page 111: Diwali concert #1

 

Page 111: Diwali concert #1

 

Page 113: Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple. Dedicated to Shiva. I’m posting this pic from the internet because it comes closest to conveying the sheer size of this temple and its grounds.

 

Page 114: Arya, Ayush, and Judy ready for takeoff!

 

Page 115: Check out how much the bicyclist is hauling!

 

Page 115: The “jugaad” method of family travel!
(from the Internet. The most I was able to capture was five on a motorbike.)

 

Page 115: Susmita lighting the clay oil lamps for Diwali.

 

Page 115: Akshay laying out a string of 2000 firecrackers for Rick to light.

 

Page 115: Akshay and Judy dancing during Diwali celebration.

 

Page 115: Akshay and Judy dancing during Diwali celebration.

 

Page 116: Nishita and Arya creating a rangoli (mandala drawing of chalk) for Diwali.

 

Page 116: The finished rangoli!

 

Nishita Singh

 

Page 116: Rekha, Nishita, Judy, Susmita, and Arya. I had to set my camera to “Beautiful Women Mode”

 

Page 116: Haircut/massage in Ujjain.

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 117: Ujjain marketplace

 

Page 118: Maheswari family gift.

 

Other Ujjain pics: Marketplace

 

Other Ujjain pics: Marketplace

 

Other Ujjain pics: Marketplace

 

Other Ujjain pics: Marketplace

 

Susmita’s solar cooker is located on the rooftop

Other Ujjain pics: Marketplace

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple.The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Me and some of my favorite people.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw. (And a DRUM!)

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

Gayatri Mandir Temple: The smallest and most beautiful temple we saw.

 

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