I always found the word “relaxing” quite confusing. What might seem like relaxing to me would often end up as “wasting time” for others. In my opinion, the word “Relax” is quite subjective. Everyone has their own ways to relax.
I have captured the state of relaxing in the following six pictures.
This priest was relaxing & listening to the devotional songs on his iPod at the Galtaji Temple near Jaipur. The stick near his feet is to ward off the monkeys teeming all around in this complex. Even though the foreigners popularly call this temple complex as the Monkey Temple, Galtaji Temple administration is not very happy with this reference. It’s an important temple of Ramanandi sect of Vaishnav Hindus.
Friends relaxing in the perfect weather at one of the many Ghats on the Pushkar Lake in the holy town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. It’s difficult to enjoy such calm & serene view during the famous Pushkar Fair.
The old woman in this picture was relaxing and enjoying the warm sunlight on a cold morning in Pushkar at Old Rangji Temple. Even though the new Rangji temple is massive & attracts many people, it’s difficult to forget the former for its architecture, workmanship, following among the devotees and heritage.
If your idea of relaxing is to sit back and enjoy the great views, then I’m sure you’ll love this place which affords a panoramic view of Amer & Jaigarh fort.
There’s always a mad rush at the Jaipur Literature Festival; too many things happening at the same time – sessions taking place in 5-6 venues, simultaneously. Diggi Palace, the venue of JLF appears cramped, with visitors teeming all around. Despite all this, a couple finds space and time to relax in the warm January Sun!
Basking in the Sun!
I shot the above picture at the Johari Bazaar during winters. The stray dog surely had some choice!
What’s your idea of relaxing?
This post is inspired by Relax- Weekly Photo Challenge.