The artistic legacy of a culture is the best way to learn about their traditions and beliefs. This is of particular importance in India due to the scarcity of historical references. Art images are of great importance, therefore, in order to reconstruct everyday life. Even so, few Westerners visit Ellora caves, located in central India, away from the desert, the sea and the mountains, which are the main tourist attractions. On the contrary, the caves are full of Indian travelers who admire the origins of their culture. In Ellora there are 34 monasteries and temples devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, which were carved into the side of a steep ravine in the VII century. In 1983, Ellora was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
This boardwalk is situated in the "now famous" Colaba neighborhood. People come to walk around here, to see historic buildings, the India Gate, and now more fashionable than ever the " Taj Mahal Palace & Tower ". here is where people come to eat, see the boats that take you to different parts o the city, and it is huge. Many families come in colored clothes. There are many people selling things that have already disappeared in Spain. Fun and entertaining
This was my first big entry into the world of Hinduism. I had come after almost an entire week visit in Bombay. With this conversion baptism ceremony or whatever it might be called, I turned the page from the known to the new, hyper-unknown ... Suddenly I saw a crowd, throwing things in the air and people bathing, that was what my eyes saw .... Hindu. Over the months I was hitting several of these ceremonies in other parts of the country, but this by its tremendous coloring, was the best I saw. And this city off the beaten path was the best in my nearly four months in India ...
Large numbers of people do not have running water in their houses. In the ghats there are always designated areas for washing and drying. In earlier times, before the advent of the washing machine, the women would go out in groups for an entire day to complete their washing duties. They used to wear the "sari", an article almost 7m Long, so they needed a big space like these that are in the video. The movement and washing and drying technique is something full of color and life at the same time. Something very relaxing to watch .... ., My mother, who is 66 years old, says that she used to wash and dry like this.