Symbols – at the Shrine

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Symbols are always unique and creative, they have to present a collective. A symbol has to be always inspiring and carry a story into the future. Symbols express a strong bond between the present and the past, its ability to be identified with the mass has to be the strength of the symbol.

I have picked out a wooden cart and this cart displays the art that has been completed by maybe many artisans. When observed closely I feel that it might have been given this shape by several craftsmen coming together. This particular cart was at the temple of Shri Mookambika at Kollur and it is very small in size compared to the other carts I have seen at different temples.

The cart is a vehicle of the deity which she uses to be carried on around the temple for different rituals during the festivities. The art work is so carved in perfection that even the best sculptures of modern art will not stand a match to these is the way I feel. The symbols carved out of wood speak to us the stories of a past, the wood is the best story teller and why not as the cambium rings in the wood are the best symbols formed naturally.

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I am an Electronic Engineer by education and a Service Engineer by profession. Born and brought-up in Delhi, Chandigarh, Manipal, Bangalore. Bangalore is my home and it is very beautiful out here. My all time favorites are a plate of steaming idlis & vadas with piping hot sambar . This is a typical South Indian breakfast and I have survived on it as old as I am. Working in the Service Engineering profile has given me a lot of exposure about scientific business activities and it is a good learning experience. By providing first hand support to customers for their automated material quantizing and qualitative instruments which always need to perform better, I understand the techniques to keep up-to the challenge and Vinayak has continuously striven hard to improve his self, education and techniques by constant reading and implementation. His passion lies in implementing and learning new strategies. Vinayak is a Post Graduate in MBA from Sikkim Manipal of the Manipal University. The Blog here, "Wall Of Fusions", is an attempt to get close to like minded bloggers who love to share their experiences. My blog is a wall of my personal as well as professional experiences, I travel a lot since my profession demands it and I come across so many different people and various cultures with different recipes. I do not write about a significant genre here, I would give everything else other than that. So while you go ahead and read the experiences I share, if you throw back some of your's that would definitely serve a lot of purpose.
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