This is a picture of the Hindu Temple Shiv Mandir in Bangalore, India -- a statue of Lord Shiva. Shiva is The Lord of destruction in Hinduism but also possesses the typical Hindu beliefs; some of which, are close to my heart.
Monkey Perched on Street Performer's Shoulder. A singer/storyteller and his costumed monkey perform tricks for tourists visiting the beach. Hanuman, a monkey god in the Hindu pantheon is the loyal friend to Lord Rama in the great Hindu epic the Ramayana.