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Namaste ... greetings, I salute the highest in you.

"Namaste" is the traditional Nepali way of saying "Hello". However, the greeting has a stronger significance than just saying "Hi". For Hindus and most Nepali people, it is a greeting with spiritual significance. Namaste or Namaskar are both a physical gesture,- placing the palms of the hands together and bowing - and a spoken spiritual salutation. Simply translated, Namaste means "I bow to the divine in you", or as it was first explained to me, "I honour, I salute the highest in you, the best in you".

When first I came to the Nepal Himalayas I was humbled and in awe of the greatness of Nature and the strength and good humoured spirit of the people who live amidst these mountains.

In the Nepali language, Maya means Love. When I worked and lived for a time in mountain villages, the people gave me the name of "Nepali Maya", which means "The Love of Nepal". Later on, villagers simply called me Maya and I liked the name they'd given me. So when creating a profile name, it seemed natural to combine my Nepali and Australian names and so, ... Mayalin.

Edit,- May, 21, 2012: As much as I like the name Mayalin, I have come to know that there is an artist and architect who's name is Maya Lin, so to prevent professional confusion, I feel it's best for me to now place my own name, here, at DA. I'll not remove the previous paragraph though, for the words may be of interest to you. Also, as some people have asked me, yes, that's me in the photograph,- a tripod and the camera's timer were used.

Nepal Himalayas. A retrospective image. Fujichrome FILM.

Copyright 2011-12 Lindel Caine. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be reproduced, printed, manipulated or used in any way or form without my written permission. This image may not be transmitted, uploaded to or posted on sites or blogs other than deviantArt. Please respect this statement and Protect Creative Copyright.
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Maya is a popular feminine name in hebrew. nice to know this meaning. we have also a song written by this singer for his Maya. www.youtube.com/watch?v=urqQ3V…
Fantastic photo and view!
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and the link. :rose:
Yes, I know Maya is a popular Hebrew name, it is a popular feminine name in Nepal too.
I've not had a chance to look at the link yet as the internet is very slow here and I've and old computer, making things slower, but I hope to see it in the future.
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconheartafireplz::iconsunflowervlg:my pleasure and I know what you mean , internet was really slow few years ago here.
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
... the Nepal Himalayas ARE great ! Breathtaking.
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I imagine :aww:

my really pleasure :)
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Batsceba Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Photographer
Namaste
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Namaste,... :iconbowplz:
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deryayilal Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for explanations... "I honour, I salute the highest in you, the best in you".
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
... Namaste...:iconbowplz:

Thank you for giving me a smile ... :rose:
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deryayilal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:butterfly:
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FrodoK Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Yes, the Nepal Himalayas are very beautiful. :rose:
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chitrakar15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks like some concept art
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
He,he,:giggle:- well, it's the beauty of your country, wonderful Nepal. :rose:
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chitrakar15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ya....m currently studing animation and game design....and have dream of representing Nepal in Hollywood movies , games
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Good for you ! Jai Nepal ! I've worked in Animation and Film/TV production too, so I know how much work is involved in all you are doing. I wish you success and fulfilment with all you create and look forward happily to seeing some of your imaginings. It takes a lot of dedicated work to achieve your dream, but if you're doing something you love the hard work doesn't matter much and dreams can come true. :rose:
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chitrakar15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanx ...i get motivated.....hard work is indeed the step to sucess
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Yes.:iconbowplz:
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Amazing Landscape, beautifully captured! :heart:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Yes, the Nepal Himalayas are amazing. Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
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steppeland Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Photographer
Fabulous image! Thank you for the beautiful words in the description too! :)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Fabulous Nepal Himalayas ! Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
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crh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazingly composed, this shot radiates the feeling of standing in a gallery, looking at the great masterpieces, only that here there are no borders, no frames, the masterpiece goes on forever!
:love: it!
and the story is very interesting , glad you didn't remove it ;-)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Yes, ... Nature's masterpiece !
Thank you for your very kind words.:rose: Nature's masterpiece goes on and on ...
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Bubble-warp Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Namaste ! :heart: I love this shot, its very miyazakish to me :3
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Namaste!:iconbowplz:
Beautiful Nepal...Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
I'm a great fan of Hayao Miyazaki too.
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Bubble-warp Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Miyazaki :) I think everyone loves him. Thank you for travelling and capturing beautiful Nepal:heart: (the rural areas) but I must say Australia:heart: is also mighty beautiful :3
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
You mentioned the beautiful rural areas of Nepal, but over the years, I've photographed people and places in the Kathmandu Valley too, but as it takes much time to scan film slides, then prepare them for the web, I've not posted many of these yet, but here are a few,... [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] despite the lack of planning and pollution of Kathmandu, there is beauty and special moments to be found here and Bhaktapur is still wonderful too. :rose:
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Bubble-warp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Oh my bad, I have forgotten how beautiful the cultural sites can be !! and yes thank you for the links, I checked them out, they are so lovely :) Will be checking out your gallery too :) and Ofcourse you'd be homesick :( Hope you can travel to Australia soon :heart: and Thank you soo soo much for caring about Nepal and its children :hug: Its so difficult especially for people who are really poor :( and even harder for children who have no one :(
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I live in Nepal because of the bonds I have with people here, especially some children that I help care for, Nepal is a beautiful country but, as you must know, it has many problems... :heart:
You are right, Australia is a wonderful country, a beautiful land,... and just thinking of the natural beauty of Aus. I'm very homesick ... he,he, ... here in Nepal, I miss the ocean and Australia's vast, open sky! :heart:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly magnificent capture.... Brings one closer to the Devine!! :bow:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
:nod:... my heart was pounding, ... and it was not just the high altitude air ...
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Breath taking view !! :clap:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
I'm glad you like the view.
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Yes,I do !! :hug:
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tama-rai Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
/claps//claps/ You have captured the exact meaning of Namaste like my papa told me about it.
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Dherai, dherai dhanyabad. :iconbowplz:
As you are Nepali, thank you for saying so. :rose:
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Ananyana Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Spectacular image of Machhapuchhre mountain...Namaste! :)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
For me, Machhapuchre is a very beautiful mountain, - you may possibly know that it is sacred for Nepali people. Namaste :iconbowplz:
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Ananyana Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
You're welcome!

Was this photo taken from Sarangkot? I love trekking and exploring the Himalayas is a passion. I have been to a couple of high and mid altitude treks in past. Nepal is easily one of my favorite countries that I have ever visited. Namaste :D
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all journies start somewhere...just beautiful
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
:rose: Yes, ...
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Chi77y Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great capture. I know a lot of people from Nepal. :)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Yes, the Nepal Himalayas are wonderful, I'm glad you know many from this beautiful country.:rose:
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Chi77y Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's because I am from that country. :iconteheplz: But I've never been on himalayas. I'm a city dweller but once I have enough money, I will go there and explore the untouched beauty. ;) I hope you will join me then. :D
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visionart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I was in Nepal back in the seventies and almost did not leave Kathmandu...Four months in India and Nepal 2 months."The hippie trail" :peace:
Love what you wrote as well as this stunning image!:rose:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Ah, ... the seventies ... it was a special time here. I arrived late eighties,- this photograph was taken at the time. Since then, much has changed in Kathmandu and other places in Nepal, but the mountain areas are wonderful and there are still special places and magical moments to be found in the Kathmandu valley.
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visionart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I lived in Israel for 2 years and then began my "go east young man" The mountains are in my visions most of the time! Mt Everest is awesome!
There were magical moments that embraced me.You are there at this moment and I say your a lucky woman.:nod:

Have a wonderful day!!

[link]
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Unfortunately, I am unable to travel much these days, so it's been some time since I saw those beautiful mountains, up close. I know some wonderful people here though, especially some children I help take care of. Bonds of love with these people are the main reasons I stay here now. I live in the hope that I'll be able to trek into the Himalayas again one day, and explore areas I've not as yet seen... and taste that sweet air ...

Wishing you days filled with smiles ... :rose:
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