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Field Work 1.

NORTH-INDIA 1995

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  • Place: North-India
  • Time: 21st June 1995 – 20th August
  • Goal: Preparatory exploration for Field Work 2. (Getting familiar with cross cultural Hindu and Buddhist religious phenomena.)
  • Participants: Bence Tarr & Daniel Tarr
  • Itinerary

New Delhi
- {New Delhi - Capital of India}
New Delhi » Jammu
- {» Jammu & Kashmir state: Jammu  - Rambireswar temple}
Jammu » Shrinagar
- {» Kashmir : Shrinagar = Capital of Kashmir}
Pahal Gam
- {Muslim mountain village}
Shrinagar » Kargil
- {Crossing the Himalayas - Kargil: Muslim-Buddhist border}

Ladakh (Western-Tibet)

Kargil » Leh
- {Leh = Capital of Ladakh: Tsemo & Sankar gompa, palace}
· Tikse
- {Tikse gompa : the biggest monastery in Ladakh+big library}
· Spitok

- {Spitok gompa : thousand years old temple (Gonkhang)}

· Choglamsar

- {Summer residence of the Dalai Lama + birthday celebration}

· Hemis
- {Hemis gompa : the most important monastery in Ladakh + cham-dance}
· Shey
- {Shey gompa and palace : 600 years old summer palace of the Ladakhi kings}
· Leh » Keylong
- {Keylong gompa}
· Keylong » Manali
- {Crossing the Himalayas - Manali : Buddhist-Hindu border – Dhungri temple & Gadhan gompa }

· Vhasist

- {Vashisht Muni temple – sacred baths and sădhu ascetics}
Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (North India)
· Manali » Dharamsala
- {Dharamsala : the residence of the Dalai Lama – Buddhist monasteries}
· Dharamsala » Amritsar
- {Amritsar : center of Sikhism ; holy pilgrimage site – The Golden Temple}

· Amritsar » Varanasi *  

- {Varanasi (Benares) : the most holy Hindu city – burning ghats, temples and ashrams & sădhu ascetics}

· Sarnath

- {Buddhist holy pilgrimage site – Mulgandha Kuti Vihar temple}
· Khajuraho** » Agra***
- {Agra : ‘The Heart of India’ – Taj Mahal}

· Fatehpur Sikri

- {once the capital of the Mogul empire – intact ancient city}

· Mathura

- {Mathura : Hindu holy pilgrimage site – the birthplace of Krishna}

· Vrindaban

- {Vrindaban : Hindu holy pilgrimage site – Krishna lived here}
Bihar (North India)
· Varanasi* » Bodhgaya
- {Bodhgaya : Buddhist holy pilgrimage site – ‘The Tree of Enlightment’}

[» Gaya]

- {North-Indian avarage city}

[» Satna]

- {dirty little town at the end of nowhere}

Madhya Pradesh (Central India)

· Satna » Khajuraho**
- {Khajuraho : (was) important Tantric center – sex-temples}

Rajasthan (North India)

· Agra*** » Jaipur
- {Jaipur : the capital of Rajasthan – ‘The Pink City’}

· Amber

- {Amber : once a Mogul capital – Amber palace}
· Jaipur » Udaipur
- {Udaipur : Mogul palace-city – Lake Pichola}
Gujarat (Central India)
· Udaipur » Ahmedabad
- {Ahmedabad : the capital of Gujarat – ‘The City of Dust’ – Muslim center}
Maharashtra (Central India)
· Ahmedabad » Aurangabad
- {Aurangabad : the capital of Northern-Maharashstra – nearby Buddhist and Jaina cave-temples}

· Ellora

- {Ellora : Buddhist, Hindu and Jaina cave-temples}

· Ajanta

- {Ajanta : Buddhist cave-temples}
· Aurangabad » Bombay
- {Bombay : the capital of Maharashstra – (was) a părsi center}

· Elephanta

- {the island of Elephanta : Hindu cave-temples}

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Hindu Temples in India

I have visited the following 46 holy temples - if you do, you will understand the significance:

  • Lakshmi Narayam - Delhi 
  • Raghunath - Jammu
  • Rambireswar - Jammu
  • Dhungri Mahimba - Manali {UP}
  • Vashisht Muni Rama - Vashisht {UP}
Varanasi (Benares) temples
  • Vishvanath
  • Durga
  • Tulsi Manas
  • Bharat Mata
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Harishchandra Ghat
  • Mulgandha Kuti Vihar - Sarnath {UP}
  • Shankaracharya Math - Bodhgaya {Bihar}
Khajuraho temples
  • Adinath
  • Parsvanath
  • Matangesvara
  • Lakshmi
  • Lakshmana
  • Chitragupta
  • Devi Jagadamba
  • Mahadeva
  • Kandariya Mahadev
  • Chausath Yogini
  • Varaha
  • Nandi
  • Vishvanath
  • Vamana
  • Javari
  • Brahma
  • Ghantai
  • Shanti Nath
  • Duladeo
Mathura and Vrindavan temples
  • Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi
  • Vishram Ghat
  • Dwarkadheesh
  • Rangaji
  • Govind Dev
  • Krishna Balaram
  • Nidhi Van
  • Radha Ballabh
  • Bankey Bihari
  • Madan Mohan
  • Pagal Baba
  • Gita Mandir
  • Jagdish - Udaipur
  • Shiva Trimurti - Elephanta
 
I have also studied Hindu religious behavior in more than a 116 Hindu temples in Nepal.  Interested? » Check it out...
I have also visited more than a 40 Buddhist monasteries in Western-Tibet. Interested? » Check it out...

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