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Seagull Hanging on the Beach
A man installs a security camera outside of the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Zagreb fishmonger
Salton Sunset
Pit Stop
Pow Wow Dance
Yellow blunt-headed vine snake
Untainted Love
My Smile is my Strength
Veiling the Scars
The wounds heal, but the Scars remain !
Gerua (Saffron)- The quest for light !
Caressing My Pride !
Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park on The North Shore
Undying Hope !
Smeared with the Ashes of Life !
Morning Encounter
Lighthouse Interior at Cabrillo Monement
Geological phenomenon in the sandstone cliffs at Petra, Jordan
Window Of Old Inishmore Church
A sweet urban cat from the city of Rio de Janeiro called Joe Pingo.
Attitudinizing Resentment !
Late Summer Butterfly
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gerua (Saffron)- The quest for light !

This photo was taken when I was on my visit to Ujjain Maha Kumbh Mela- A famous Indian religious Fair- which is held once in 12 years. Thousands of Hindu Sages, Saints, Religious leaders & millions of hindus gather together while this fair. This person is also one of such Sadhu (sage). The Sadhu (also known as yogi and sanyasi), is a Hindu ascetic who has renounced caste, social position, money and authority, and occupies a special place in Hindu society. As one who seeks the Universal Soul in order to be absorbed in it, the Sadhu is set apart from the orthodox priesthood as renunciation is considered superior to the rituals of the priests. Hindu sages in India usually wear saffron (Gerua) which signifies the colour of purity, as it is believed to be the colour of fire which not only lightens but also removes impurities

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Date Taken: 05.2016
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