STUDY IN INDIA
PHOTOS TAKEN BY STUDENTS WHILE STUDYING IN INDIA.
Adam Epstein, class of 2008 studied in India during the Fall of 2006 and took the following photos. For additional information on Adam's trip visit http://academics.skidmore.edu/weblogs/students/a1epstei/
"They sure know step-wells here! This is used for bathing on pilgrimage--its water is believed to come from Ganga (it's just a stone's throw from the river) and it is associated with snake worship", Adam Epstein.
Adam took this photo of the Golden Temple at night.
People hard at work preparing food for the free kitchen.
A view of Adam next to the stupa, amid some archaeological ruins. The old stupa is where Buddha starting spinning the wheel of dharma with his second sermon (1st nearby) around 500 BCE. The stupa, a solid structure with a reliquary closer to the top, dates from Ashoka's time, 3rd c. BCE.
Hunter Marston, class of 2007 took the following photos while studying in India.
The Ganges River - Varanasi
Taking a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
A walk through Sujata Village toward cave.
The train station in Gaya
Walking around Bodh Gaya
More sites of Bodh Gaya
Visiting the famous monastery-univerisyt of Nalanda in Bihar
Skidmore student Alex Tzelnic '07, with children outside a nearby school in Sujata Village.
Temple at Sujata Village (Sujata famous Buddhist site in Buddha's life.)
A Hindu statue in Sujata Village, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site to caves.