Image of the day – monkey love

Today’s image of the day is of this adorable pair of langur monkeys taken in Pushkar. These inquisitive, long tailed creatures are considered holy by Hindus.  

They are seen as a symbol of the deity Hanuman whose monkey army rescued Sita from the demon king Ravana. 

Hanuman himself suffered burns in the attempt and the monkeys’ black face and hands are seen to represent that.

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan.

It is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus.

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