Varanasi - Ghats

Varanasi - Ghats

Varanasi Ghats

Ghats of Varanasi Varanasi, also known as Banaras is a city on the banks of the Ganges and it is the spiritual capital of India. The ghat refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of holy water, Ganges. These series of pictures portrays daily life @ ghats of Varanasi. There are people who come to Varanasi to do their ceremony to their ancestors. There are people who live there and does the daily morning rituals. People like sadhus, dhobi (washing) workers, boat makers do their daily work. Kids playing on the ghats. There is full of life @ ghat.

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Pushkar - 2017

Pushkar - 2017

The Pushkar Fair (Mela) is an annual livestock fair and cultural festival held in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. In my earlier visit in 2012, I had taken lots of portraits and travel pictures. This time, I wanted to capture more of street pictures.

The following set of pictures taken during my second visit to Pushkar in 2016.

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Meghalaya

Meghalaya

Meghalaya is one of the seven sisters state of "Northeast India". I had a opportunity to visit some of the parts of Meghalaya (Shillong, Mawlynnlong, Riwai, Cherrapunji, Dawki, Mawphlang, etc). These are some of the travel photographs taken during this travel.

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Pushkar - Portraits

Pushkar - Portraits

I always love to take portraits of people. Whenever I travel, I like to meet new people, understand their culture and try to take some close portraits of them. I happen to visit Pushkar in 2012 during Pushkar Mela. These are the collections of portraits taken there. 

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Koovagam Festival

Koovagam Festival

Koothandavar festival is the biggest annual transgenders festival in India. It is a celebration of love and death, of sacrifice and life.  The festival takes place at the Koothandavar Temple dedicated to Aravaan. The transgenders marry Lord Aravaan, thus reenacting an ancient myth of Lord Krishna who married Aravaan after taking a form of a woman called Mohini. The next day, all transgenders mourn the god Aravaan death through ritualistic dances and by breaking their bangles and removing their mangalsutra. 

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