Sunday, February 05, 2012

the contribution to ecology...

the pond at ambalapuzha sreekrishnaswamy temple

the temples and such religious places contribute a great deal to the ecological balance.  in kerala, almost all temples have a large pond in it's premises.  these ponds are used for taking bath, the religious rite of immersing the deity during festivals and other religiously important occasions etc. but actually these ponds contribute to the ecological balance and ozone layer of the earth.  we never know whether our ancestors have included the ponds also with the temple complex with the purpose of ecological balance. but in reality, it happened so.
another view of the pond with the entrance to the premises on the other side

appu and friend inside the kulapura (house from which one can take bath) at the ambalapuzha temple complex.

beautiful reflections from the water on the wall

4 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

I loved the photograph of the reflections, particularly, because you also captured the feeling of the bright sunlight outside, and the cool water... lovely... what we need to see in snow bound london!

Liz said...

Lovely reflections.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. The last photo is awesome!!

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Jane said...

It looks like a very peaceful and beautiful place.