The first thing that strikes you about Bali is its art. Its the only island in Indonesia where Hinduism is predoninant and there are temples in every nook and corner and every house has a courtyard filled with temples. But what strikes you are the towering sculptures and statues on the road , inspired by Ramayana and Mahabharata. The giant , Ghatotkacha, is one of the first you would encounter when you step out of the airport. The other characters are Bheema, Karna among others. “Take a picture madam,” said my taxi driver ,” The roads are going to be widened soon and all these may be removed or destroyed.” Sounds familiar, doesnt it !

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  1. Sylvia K 8 October, 2010 at 09:00 Reply

    Magnificent sculptures and such lovely skies for a backdrop! Marvelous captures, Lakshmi! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! And thank you as always for your visit/comment! They are appreciated!


  2. Anu 9 October, 2010 at 14:22 Reply

    These are beautiful! I wonder what makes people want to remove such wonderful works of art, and make way for some really inept pieces of work… maybe they are just jealous of all the wonderful work the ancient artisans managed to make??

  3. Priyank 22 October, 2010 at 23:31 Reply

    Haven’t been to Bali but heard a lot about it and seen in pictures. I hope they somehow manage to preserve them – there seems to be high emotional and touristic value!!

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