Nikki Rixon


INDIA by nikkirixon1

A few images of our journey through India. A big thank you to India and its people.

 

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If you are interested to find out more about our 6 months travelling through India, you can read about it here:

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Our journey though India by nikkirixon1
April 19, 2014, 11:49 am
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If you are interested to find out more about our 6 months travelling through India, you can read about it here:

http://whatisyourgoodname.weebly.com

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Srirangam by nikkirixon1
February 5, 2014, 2:21 pm
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We were in Srirangam – an island in the Kaveri River, Tamil Nadu and home to the largest functioning Temple complex in the world, built some two thousand years ago in honour of Sri Ranganatha, the creator of the universe. We instantly fell in love with the place. The atmosphere is magical to say the least, and imbues us with a deep sense of reverence. We feel as though we are explorers from an age long ago. We are the only Westerners staying on the island and we are enjoying immersing ourselves in the richness of Indian culture and tradition once more. The vibration is undoubtedly high in Srirangam – the locals are very friendly towards us and the general feeling is one of happiness. We have enjoyed getting up every day at first light to visit the Sri Ranganatha Temple before beginning our explorations of the island. Both of us feel that Srirangam is the most special place we have been to in Tamil Nadu, and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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Portraits by nikkirixon1
January 1, 2014, 9:50 am
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Gokarna Puja by nikkirixon1

Recently we’ve been getting up early to wander the backstreets of Gokarna. It has a lot more to offer than the beach bum life as we discovered. There is an amazing walled ghat area where the locals do puja (prayers) and wash every morning at dawn. The ghat has the added bonus of a resident crocodile! It felt like we had travelled back in time where villagers were dressed and behaving as they would have done thousands of years ago…. Times like these remind us why we love travelling….

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Omkareshwar Parikramar (Holy Walk), Madhya Pradesh by nikkirixon1

In mid November hundreds of thousands of pilgrims descend on Sangam to bathe in the sacred waters of the Narmada and Kaveri Rivers, and then do a 7 kilometre holy walk around the island and do puja on the banks of the river. At the end of the walk they gather on the ghats and bake batimake (chapatti balls) on open fires.

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Omkareshwar by nikkirixon1

Omkareshwar is located on the banks of the Narmada river, one of India’s holy river. Pilgrims travel for miles to walk the parikrama around the Omkareshwar island.

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Sleeping by nikkirixon1
November 28, 2012, 12:27 pm
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A few images of my journey through India. We arrived during non-tourist season. We soon found out why it was non-tourist season…. In mid-summer the the temperatures can soar up to 50 degrees with up to 100 percent humidity. The locals know how to deal with that sort of heat – sleep!

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Hot springs by nikkirixon1

Yamunotri Temple is nestle 3,300 metres high in the Himalayan Mountain range of Northern India. It is the start of the Yamuna (sister of Yama, the God of death) river. The pilgrims travel from all over India for days to reach Janki Chatti where they start the 7 kilometre hike moving up 1000 metres on the moutain. Pilgrims on foot are joined by wealthier travellers who make use of ponies and dandies to carry them up the mountain. When they reach the temple they bath in the natural hot springs which occurs there. They cook rice in the steaming hot water and offer it to the Gods.

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Portraits by nikkirixon1
November 21, 2012, 12:09 pm
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A few portraits I shot during my travels through India. What an amazing journey it was… There is never a dull moment in India – it is a photographers’ haven, a place of chaos, colours and beliefs so alien from the world I know. Such a busy place, but everyone still has time for each other… We were often invited into family homes for food – many people there have so little, but are so open to sharing what they have….

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