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Hanuman Idol at Pandupol

The peculiar idol of Hanuman.

Deep within the Sariska Tiger Reserve is the temple of Pandupol that shelters a peculiar idol of the Vedic age demigod Hanuman.

The indomitable Saraswati.

Named by the early Aryan tribes after a river with crystal clear waters centuries ago, Saraswati remains an influential goddess of Hinduism and a role model for strong willed independent women.

A forefather of modern age artillery.

Invented by the Iranian Fathullah of Shiraz, the Mughal multi-barrel cannon is one of the earliest forms of the volley gun known to man.

468 steps to the hangman’s noose.

Behind one of Ranchi, Jharkhand's popular religious destination lies a grim history of death and execution.

A monumental expression of ancient temple architecture.

Built towards the end of the sixteenth century, the Jagannath temple at Ranchi, Jharkhand is an elaborate work of authentic Kalinga temple architecture that flourished since the 7th century.

A pioneer of the faith.

Since it first introduced Christianity in the region of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, the Gossener Evangelical Lutheran Church has remained an important bulwark of Protestant Christianity.

For comrade and country.

Posthumously awarded India's highest wartime award for gallantry, Ranchi's beloved son, twenty nine year old Albert Ekka was a soldier of uncommon valour.

Changing traditions.

Traditionally done by hand, this scene of helpers grading a mountain of apples at Yogeshwar Orchards, near Manali, may have just entered its last few days to observe and witness as technology gradually seeps deeper into Himachal's apple industry.

A plateful of Himachali Meat Chawal.

Cooked with water, spices, coriander leafs and sometimes chilies, the Himachali meat chawal is a local favourite to try out anytime of the year but specially during the cold winters.
Sculpture of Kubera

The pot bellied lord of wealth.

Produced in the 2nd century during the time of the Kushan empire, the sculpture of Kubera comes from the renowned Mathura school of art.