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/

Step-wells
"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.


Golden Temple at night
Adam took this photo of the Golden Temple at night.


People hard at work
People hard at work preparing food for the free kitchen.


Stupa
 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
The Ganges River  - Varanasi

Old Delhi
                      Taking a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi                                  

walking though Sujata Village
A walk through Sujata Village toward cave.

Train station in Gaya
The train station in Gaya

Bodh Gaya
Walking around Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya
More sites of Bodh Gaya

University of Nalanda in Bihar
Visiting the famous monastery-univerisyt of Nalanda in Bihar

Skidmore student Alex outside Sujata Village
Skidmore student Alex Tzelnic '07, with children outside a nearby school in Sujata Village.

temple at Sajata Village
                Temple at Sujata Village (Sujata famous Buddhist site in Buddha's life.)

Hindu statue
A Hindu statue in Sujata Village, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site to caves.


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