Exploring some ancient ruins in Northern Cambodia. What I find so fascinating through coming into contact with various parts of South East Asia is the connection between different cultures in completely disparate regions. A lot of the temples in both Cambodia and Thailand have strong Hindu references, like carvings of the Ramayana, mythological beings like Apsaras, and depictions of Shiva. And as you explore it a bit more you start to feel there is indeed some truth to all of it. I mean, how is it possible that across such a vast region, people are drawing the same exact things and depicting the same story. Which leads me to think that indeed a lot of what we call mythology in Hinduism was indeed a practical reality. And if not in the way we perceive it, then definitely an occurrence in a different dimension which was then explained in a way in which humans could understand it. I haven’t read much at all about this although I would like to - most of my time goes in basic life stuff. But the striking connection between things in Asia, and even other countries, serves only to further my belief in what we call the universe. And of course, the scientific nature of the culture from which I originate.
📸 framed and edited myself