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May 6th, 1999 - Site visits today with Nimish & Parul – Second Day Walking Tour and Seminar of Jagdish & Eklingji Temple
This morning we drove out to the county side to two temples. One was in ruins and the other was active. We walked around the village and the temples as our site tour and teachings from Nimish and Parul – Second part of the day was a class seminar. I love how cows and goats wander around the towns and villages…I asked how they find their homes at night…the answer was…they all know where to go when its feeding time.
My friend Suzanne and some of the other classmates are my muses but mostly I enjoy taking in the scenery with the camera that best describes in vision form how the people, the culture and nature live together. For me that’s what catches my eye the most in photography. Enjoy!
Is a large Hindu Temple, A major monument, in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan just outside the Royal Palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the Temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. – Wikipedia
Ek means ‘one’ while ling means ‘lingam’ or the lifegiving, a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Eklingji Temple is one of the popular pilgrimages of Rajasthan and is located at a distance of about 22 km away from Udaipur. It was initially built by the then King of Udaipur Bappa Rawal, on the side of 72 rooms. Jain temple which housed a four-faced statue of Adinath, the first Jain Saint. It stands with the great historic significance dedicated to Lord Eklingji, the benefactor deity of the Mewar Clan.
Class Notes from Udaipur, Nimish and Parul Patel:
Vastu Principles – Based on mathematics, horoscope and cardinal directions (each assigned a Goddess to it) Similar to feng shui except all the mathematics in Chinese equate to the male and needs to be converted for female clients.
Vastu Purusha Mandala - Purusha is the body of HuMan – If you were to lay a human figure down in the floor plan of the space:
NE – Is the head in chart,
SW – Is the feet with maximum weight- courtyard usually in center to release the contained energy. Another similar connection to feng shui.
E – Goddess of Wealth
SE – Fire Corner – A lot of things to activate there – kitchen – or any activity things
S – Yama – God of Death but also Karma “you’ve done good, you get good’ and so on – more God fairing people
SW – Fore-Fathers, usually no entrances in this corner.
W – God of Verune – To go forward, progress, grow
NW – Wind, slow but stead progress, intelligence, your children, library, office or scholarly person should be in this corner.
Center remains open, high energy center.
First take permission of the land by intension, ‘please let us live in harmony and peace together’ – buried icons in the center to release energy
- Water in the East – with higher land in the SE or S
- No water in the west because it creates internal problems, fights, politic problems.
- You can man make the land higher in Vastu with the same results as natural.
- NE high energy center as well – don’t sleep in NE
- NE needs clean water source, like fountain (N,E or NW)