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A view of Elizabeth Lake while climbing Gable Mountain
Early morning walk with Roux the Rhodesian Ridgeback at Pen Slaughter Battlefield Fredericksburg Virginia
Hopeful Gaze
a pansy butterfly on white geranium
Making of Mask
Green Beauty
Mask
a butterfly on a flower bud
Festival of light.
Devotees
New York Skyline
Devotees#2
Dance of the Demon
A Fallen Leaf After a Rainy Day
Chhau dance
Chhau dance #2
Young Thug Concert
Decoration
Sunset outside of the Athens, Greece port
Head toward the light
Lifelong memories in the frozen north .
Tempe Town Lake Bridges
Tempe Town Lake
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Devotees#2

The Hindu festival of Gajan sees devotees across India celebrate deities such as Lord Shiva, Neel and Dharmathakur. Lasting for one month, the festival culminates on Chaitra Sankranti, the last day of the Bengali calendar. The central theme of Gajan is to derive satisfaction through pain, devotion and sacrifice, with the hope of winning the favour of Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, whose role is to destroy the universe in order to recreate it.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO6400
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