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Jain Temple - Haridwar - Rishikesh Road. Northern India

April 9th 2014
Just before sun rise at the Jain Temple in Haridwar, the front gates are locked. I rattle-check all three but they won’t open so Maria and I walk away. A man from nowhere signals to enter by the side gate. This temple sits on what, for over 1,000 years, must have been a constantly busy, dusty arterial road which crosses over the sacred Ghanges. Nothing has changed for this place except the p ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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