Children playing around the historic Machhindranath Temple

Children and a dog in front of Machhindranath Temple
Shot in Bungamati, Nepal
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There was a stone Hindu temple in the middle of the square in Bungamati. The temple is called Machhindranath, and it has a long history. However, when I visited the temple, there were no worshippers in sight, and the temple was quiet. The only people around the temple were the local children.

There was a boy and a girl standing in front of the temple. As I exchanged gestures with them, another tall girl arrived. As I looked closer, I saw a dog lying behind the three of them. So I composed the picture so that the children and the dog would appear together in the photo.

No one would blame a dog for lounging around in the cloisters of a historic temple. Hinduism is very tolerant of animals. For Hindus, who believe in reincarnation, this dog might be thought to be the reincarnation of someone from the village.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8006

Shooting Date

Jul 2009

Posted On

October 24, 2013

Modified On

July 29, 2021

Place

Bungamati, Nepal

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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