Because you love cremations grounds, I have made one of my heart, so that you may always dance there

awkwardsituationist:

photos for the laia foundation by pep avila in vedanthanga, a village in the indian state of tamil nadu, where most residents are dalits, or those who are traditionally regarded in the caste system as untouchables. 

though ‘untouchability’ is barred in india’s constitution, dalits (which translates as broken or crushed) remain an ostracized community in vedanthanga, prevented from owning land and forced to work jobs other castes see as beneath them. 

the laia foundation, founded after the 2004 tsunami, works with the dalits of vedanthanga, contributing to their social and economic development through educational, health and women’s empowerment projects.

(via latticelight)

shyam108:

The lotus feet of the topmost dancers…Radhe Shyam! My goal, my inspiration, my very heart and soul

shyam108:

The lotus feet of the topmost dancers…Radhe Shyam! My goal, my inspiration, my very heart and soul

(via vellocetplus)

oursoulsaredamned:

tagaoth: The jinn Kabus or nightmare oppresses a sleeping man -Jali Van ~1582

oursoulsaredamned:

tagaoth: The jinn Kabus or nightmare oppresses a sleeping man -Jali Van ~1582

hinducosmos:

Vishnu Seated on a Lotus (Guler School) Miniature Painting On Paper (via Exotic India)

hinducosmos:

Vishnu Seated on a Lotus (Guler School)
Miniature Painting On Paper
(via Exotic India)

buonfresco:

Navagunjara, a Universal Form of Krishna, ca.1835, India

buonfresco:

Navagunjara, a Universal Form of Krishna, ca.1835, India

(Source: metmuseum.org, via serenvesper)

organicbody:

thangka painting

organicbody:

thangka painting

(via chorjavon)

indiaphile:

Ganesh at Ellora Caves
via ptwo

indiaphile:

Ganesh at Ellora Caves

via ptwo

magictransistor:

Bernard Picart, Lingam [De Bry’s Grand Voyages]; circa 1590.

Ixora (Ishvara), Shiva, Quenevadi (Ganapati), (The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations of the Known World), c.1723.

(Source: columbia.edu)

hinducosmos:

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Puthu Mandapam 1895 Madhurai, Tamil Nadu, India (via merepix.com)

hinducosmos:

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Puthu Mandapam 1895
Madhurai, Tamil Nadu, India (via merepix.com)

(Source: k_RkletN-I, via chorjavon)