Hindus at Prayer

Morning Bath at the Ghats

Morning Bath at the Ghats

Other people’s faith and devotion has a positive effect on my vague and wavering skepticism. I enjoy being around it; as if through osmosis I may absorb some of the joy that the devout manifest. This may play a major role in the attraction that India holds for me.

All over India, Hindus converge at sacred rivers and tanks to seek the blessings of priests and to purify and cleanse their souls.

Ripples of Serenity

Ripples of Serenity

Sacred Cow with Bathing Hindus

Sacred Cow with Bathing Hindus

Cows wandering freely in India are as commonplace as pigeons are in NYC.

Going to the Temple

Going to the Temple

These photographs embody everyday activities; they are not out of the ordinary. Yet, what is ordinary for some is extraordinary for others. India continues as the land of contrasts and contradictions and is ever fascinating.


Soon I will be traveling without the benefit of reliable internet. Because I prefer not to travel with a lot of equipment, I will not post very often but I may post a photo or two taken with my cell phone, which isn’t a very good camera.  This is exceedingly frustrating for me. I will, though, be out gathering lots of material for future posts  Thanks for your patience and for reading!


About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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9 Responses to Hindus at Prayer

  1. pedenny says:

    I’ll miss your posts about India and its people! I’ve enjoyed all of them. THANK YOU! Enjoy your travels. Stay in touch when you can. Know that we miss you. Hugs & Kisses xxxxxxxooooooxxx. Ed & Penny

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Sue MacDonell says:

    Alway such a pleasure to read your post and see the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing your

    • ninagrandiose says:

      I am grateful to all of you who read my blog. All of you give me a reason to photograph and to write about it You spur me on. Thank you!

  3. Dr.V.Sridhar says:

    Though very late to come to know of your blog,your articles made me more Indian,always a pleasure reading your blog posts ……miss a lot.Start posting soon !

    • ninagrandiose says:

      Thank you for your kind words. It is responses like yours that make blogging so meaningful. As you can detect, India is a huge part of me and I am so grateful to have India in my life!

  4. nice photos 🙂 thank you for sharing a part of india 🙂

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