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Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 28 April 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A drive by shot on the way to the Railway station in the Holy City of Benares...
A roadside Temple where people whose wishes have been fulfilled have hung bells...different shapes and sizes:)

CASIO EX-Z60 1/60 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What a wonderful way of showing their devotion

28 Apr 2014 6:29am

@Doug: There are many temples like this which have innumerable bells !!

Gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent composition and beautiful picture with all these bells. A tradition similar to those who attach a padlock to seal their love. Great shot.
Have a good week.

28 Apr 2014 6:33am

@Gerard1948: You are right Gerard :)

Isa from Vaucluse, France

Très jolie photo, et très impressionnant !

28 Apr 2014 8:05am

@Isa: Merci Isa:)

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très belle composition!

28 Apr 2014 8:10am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine:))

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Quel tintamarre !...... Et musique !... ))

28 Apr 2014 8:11am

@tataray: Merci Martine :))

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These could prove to be noisy neighbors !

28 Apr 2014 8:15am

@Ronnie 2¢: No one has the time to ring them all together Ronnie:))))

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendide

28 Apr 2014 8:22am


omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 Apr 2014 8:38am

@omid: Thank you Omid:)))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A nice picture, but what happens if all these bells at the same time was clinking! It may seem evil on the ears!:-))Haleja.

Happy new weeks to you and your husband!

28 Apr 2014 10:19am

@Oiva: No body will do that Oiva..It is a wayside temple and there is a heavy flow of traffic here !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


28 Apr 2014 10:41am

@Dimitrios: Wow !! Dimitrios!! That far ? Hmmm...quite must be having a dash of some Greek God's powers !!!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

that's a lot of fulfilled wishes! i wonder what it sounds like on a windy day.

28 Apr 2014 11:24am

@danthro: No...they don't ring that much..because they are in a bunch...Only single bells which are not heavy will make those tinkling sounds:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent symbolism in the sound of the bells! Excellent! A hug Devi!

28 Apr 2014 11:24am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela:))))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous !

28 Apr 2014 11:25am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)))

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Nicely spotted and captured! V ery attractive posting!

28 Apr 2014 11:28am

@mohkum: Thank you mohkum:)))

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Hells Bells (UK saying) well isn't there a lot of bells there. I wonder which one you ring if you want some attention. A great find.

28 Apr 2014 11:38am

@Ainsley: Thank you Ainsley..Ring them all one by one I suppose:))) By the way did you relish the fresh red chillies I posted the day before yesterday for you ?

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

If all of those are ringing at the same time, enough to rattle.

28 Apr 2014 11:47am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes right so :)))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Superb find, Devi ...... and picture. Kindest regards and have a good week Monikd

28 Apr 2014 12:48pm

@Shiva: Thank you Monika..have a great day too:)))

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

They must create a deafening noise in a windstorm Devi! Nicely captured! ;-)

28 Apr 2014 1:46pm

@Eric Cousineau: Ah!! It would really need a storm to shake these bunches:)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

28 Apr 2014 2:04pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin :)))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful shot !

28 Apr 2014 2:27pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:))

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive collection of bells. I'd like to hear some of them rung.

28 Apr 2014 2:35pm

@Don: Each has a different tune Don :)))The size and the metal makes it happen :)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

It Happens only in India,wonderful collection.

28 Apr 2014 3:59pm

@PRASHANT: You are right PRASHANTH...I have seen one near Shimla and one on top of a hill in Karnataka and a few here down south :)

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great shot!

28 Apr 2014 4:16pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula:)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ensemble de cloches et vue sueprbe compo.

28 Apr 2014 4:23pm

@Nicou: Merci Nicou:)

Sathya from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot. I have never seen so many bells like what you have clicked. Amazed.

28 Apr 2014 5:52pm

@Sathya: There are many such Temples and the one at Southedka in Karnataka...on top of a hill has alot of trees with these hanging bells! It is a sight to see!

Patrick M. from Lille, France

To each his tone! but there are many

28 Apr 2014 6:31pm

@Patrick M.: You are right:) And each has it's own pleasant sound:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

To me this is a magical image with all of those lovely bells

28 Apr 2014 7:54pm

@Ruthiebear: I appreciate Ruthie...Happy you like this:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some big wishes have been fulfilled judging by the size of some of those bells.

29 Apr 2014 12:17am

@Steve Rice: Looks like it Steve...Big and small and medium wishes!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Those are so cool.

29 Apr 2014 3:06am

@B. Thomas: :))))))))))))))))))))))) Thank you B

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressants détails

29 Apr 2014 5:59am

@L'angevine: Merci L'angevine:)

Sam from Chennai, India

So many bells ... An interesting scene indeed.
So many wishes, Big and Small, have been fulfilled.
Great find and a beautiful presentation. Thank you. :)

29 Apr 2014 5:52pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam :))))

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

What an impressive amount of bells ... Great shot Devi !!! A very interesting tradition ...

29 Apr 2014 7:15pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you Baldwin :)))

Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

wonderful...,all the bells seeing them at one place, and if they ring..., :-), superb...

30 Apr 2014 1:12am

@Ramu Sangabathula: They'll make some loud music:))))

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom


6 May 2014 10:54am

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