Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hemkund Saheb

     Hemkund Saheb ji is a Sikh place of worship or a 'Gurudwara' as it is called. This one is dedicated to Guru Govind Singh, the 10th guru or teacher of the sikhs. Though the origin of this structure is quiet old, it was constructed in the present form in the 1960s. It is located at an altitude of 15000 feet surrounded by glacial lakes in the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The trek to this site is very tough and can be reached only during the months from May to September. The rest of the year it remains snowbound and unreachable. But faith makes devotees go through all the hardships. There are many who go there just for the sake of adventure and curiosity. Next time you get a chance try and make it. You will not regret. Have a nice day.

22 comments:

  1. Judging from your painting, it must be a very beautiful place.

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    1. You are right , it is. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Love the way you have handled the reflections, the work brings the place alive.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the kind words.

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  3. What a fabulous rendition, it cries out mystery yet a warm welcome. Outstanding art.

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  4. tradition we should care...
    wonderful light expression

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    1. Thanks for your constant encouragement.

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  5. Beautiful light in this stunning piece , such a beautiful place ...alas hard to reach !

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  6. beautiful feel to this watercolour AK

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  7. Muy interesante la historia que nos cuentas sobre la peregrinación, la acuarela tiene una magnifica luz y bellos reflejos, saludos.

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  8. Asit, you have wonderful paintings on your blog. It was a pleasure to browse through some of the places you have visited through your eyes! it is such a wonderful gift to be able to express through colors!

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  9. Another beautiful piece, AK!!! I love the reflections in the water and love your sky.
    It looks like such a wonderful place to visit!!!

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  10. Hi, AK, lovely work. You always show beautiful colors and composition on good drawing. Keep up but also take it easy.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thanks a lot Sadami. You are very kind.

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