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Aravani Widows

During this unique festival, transgenders get married to God Aravan, the day previous when he sacrificed himself in the mythical war of Mahabharat. And on the next day, the day he sacrificed himself, the transgenders grief over his death and change into white clothes signifying to adapt the life of a widow

TAGS: India, Widow

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Total Views: 132
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO320
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