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Monthly Photos July 2017

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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A Goddess image on the peak of Hari Parbat

Hari Parbat is a hill located on the center of Srinagar, whose western slope hosts a Hindu temple while the eastern slope hosts a Muslim holy shrine and a Sikh Gurdwara. In 1808, Shuja Shah Durrani (1st r. 1803–09) built a fort on the peak of the hill, which has been diverted to a military base of Indian army, so that entering the inside of the fort is restricted for ordinary persons. When I entered the fort with a special permission, I found that a Hindu temple has been set at the center of the fort, and Hindu jawans worshiped a Goddess image inside the temple.

30 AUG 2015
Srinagar, India
Photograph by Satoshi OGURA

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