HANGING OUT WITH THE JAINS IN INDIA
Going to India to learn about Jainism took me through six Indian states, enabled me to meet dozens of people, and learn more about the world than I ever expected.
The attendees of the International School for Jain Studies with a statue of the 24th teacher of Jainism, Mahavira.
The interior of a Jain temples in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
A woman looking at the idols of Jain teachers in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
A woman reciting mantras from a Sanskrit book in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
I spent around 40 hours on Indian trains, which are truly as fascinating as you expect them to be.
Besides learning about Jainism, I also did some sightseeing; this is a view from the Palace of the Winds over Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The magical Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh.
An evening bath in the holy river of Hindu worship, the Ganges.
A trip with a few Jain families on a truck in Gujarat.
A street vendor and his son in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
A colourful friend.
Two cleaners in colourful saris in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Morning feeding of cows and elephants in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
India left lasting imprints on my heart and I look forward to returning to this magical place.
Thank you, Principal’s GoAbroad Fund, for enabling me to experience the joys of traveling through India!