I had the joyful experience of traveling a short way with this rickshawala in Karol Bagh. What fun it was. Although I must admit that I was a bit nervous that he would topple any moment, because it seemed very light.
Karol Bagh also has this amazing Hanuman temple, with the statue of Hanuman rising tall – and visible from afar. The entrance to the temple is the mouth of a demoness – and when I saw it for the first time, I felt disoriented, as though Vidur’s sketch had come to life! It was exactly as he depicted her.
Just to show an idea of the scale of the 108-foot Hanuman statue – here’s the temple – I took a shot from the other side of the road to get as much of the temple in the frame as possible:
Notice Hanuman’s hands – you know he has Sri Ram, Sita and Lakshman in it. Apparently, the hands move as if to tear open the chest to reveal them. There’s some mechanism to do that. Wow. Here’s a video of the temple. Sigh. I wish I had explored the temple. Maybe next month! Here’s another pic with the Delhi Metro Line going right past it, no less.
Obviously, I am fascinated!! Fabulous!
And special thanks are due to Asheesh for not only being my friend, but also for taking me around and being patient while I went berserk!