Monday, October 1, 2007

October Theme Day - Cemetery / Tombstones


This is my first theme day :) This is an Indian cemetery, quite different from the Chinese and Muslim cemetery in terms of the structure of the tombstones. Compared to tombstones of other religions which are simpler, the structures of these tombstone are more elaborate. I find the 'umbrella' structure quite unique, I don't know the meaning of it though. (And I didn't have the guts to go near to inspect :P)
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22 comments:

Sally said...

I don't think I've seen an Indian cemetery before. Here in Sydney we have various sections of general cemeteries, but not sure about Indian (I guess Hindu Indian?)

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Unknown said...

Welcome to theme day! You chose a very interesting photo.

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Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Very interesting. First time I see and Indian cemetery.

Lavenderlady said...

This is very different from what we have here. Thank you for sharing!

Murphy_jay said...

Hi All.. thanks for the comments. Actually it's my first time going to an Indian cemetery as well.

Sally, I am not sure, but I think it should be a Hindu Indian cemetery.

Unknown said...

Hmmm I have not visited an Indian cemetery before.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful cemetery. First time I've seen an Indian one too.

JaamZIN said...

ohh this is special to me. I never seen a cemetery like this

R&R said...

I like the umbrella structure too. But it needs a table, some chairs, and some drinks. A little strange for a gravesite.

Death and/or remembrance must be very important in the culture there.

Kate said...

The cemetery looks very crowded. I like the various structures--good shot!

Olivier said...

belle photo, tres surprenante cette ombrelle.


beautiful photograph, very surprising this sunshade.

Sasha said...

Happy 1st theme day! Beautiful shot! I wish more cultures celebrated and honored their dead like this!

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Anonymous said...

How interesting! The tombstones are different from what I'm used to -- very neat.

Scott Johnson said...

I have never seen a graveyard that is so colorful. Great shot!

Neva said...

What an interesting photo with the unbrella like structures. I haven't seen anything like this.

Lynette said...

Oh so interesting. I am really glad you had the guts to get as close as you did so that you could take this photo to share with us.

Stiffa said...

these are wonderful

Ming the Merciless said...

Interesting perspective. I have never seen an Indian cemetery either.

Steve Cuddihy said...

Wow. This is the most original tombstones I've seen. Incredible photo.

julia said...

Was hoping to see the local style and you havn't disappointed, thanks.

Denton said...

Very interesting ... I found a wikipedia entry which stated umbrellas are among the traditional insignia used even now only by the Karavas of Sri Lanka at their weddings and funerals.

Murphy_jay said...

Denton..thanks for the info. It explains the purpose of the umbrella-like structures.