Man's Insignificance

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man’s conceit in
larger context;
insignificant

Taken in Shravanabelagola, a very special and holy place for the Jain community, Belagola’  s a derivation of two Kannada words Bel (white) and Kola (pond) in allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town. Click here for the view. This is a statute of Gomteshwar Bahubali about 50 feet tall. 

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  1. Beloo Mehra says:

    Absolutely marvelous! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    wow!! fabulous capture and your verses describe it so well.

  3. Suzy says:

    Wow wonderful pic. Does put things into perspective.

  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    So true and such apt words for the pic! Lovely!

  5. This is one of my favourite places. I simply stood in awe of the statue when I first visited. Planning a trip with the kid in tow next 🙂

    1. Yeah its a brilliant piece of work

  6. The picture is amazing and your words the ring of truth! ♥

  7. Katrin says:

    Beautiful picture, and a wonderful reminder of what is important in life.

  8. akaushiva says:

    This makes you feel like such a tiny part in the vast universe! Great capture!

    1. yeah doesn’t it. I was overwhelmed when I saw this work

  9. Karen says:

    A most wonderful picture!

  10. ladyfi says:

    Wow – an amazing shot!

  11. Amazing words, amazing shot, amazing structure/scuplture. #WW

    1. thnx Merlinda and keep visiting my blog

  12. stevebethere says:

    Fab capture 🙂

  13. Tamara says:

    Wonderful photos. Great comparison

  14. Alicia says:

    Amazing they made such great statues back in the day.

    1. the art and skill is all gone today

  15. Trish MLDB says:

    Wow, 50ft !

    1. u really feel small when u stand under it 🙂

  16. JM Illinois says:

    I am grateful that you posted this photo. Sometimes humans can feel so big, important, puffed up when really we are so small. This picture puts everything back into perspective.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  17. indrani says:

    Good one!

  18. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥

  19. Do you have a pic of this as well?

    1. Yes I sure do 🙂

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