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Seaside seagull sunset
Blue Fire
Albino Wild Horse Grazing
The precious gift
Two huge snapping turtles, frolicking in a lake.
A tattered swallowtail, pausing for refreshment
The entertainer
Sandhill Crane
"Raindrops keep falling on my Leaf"
Wind Surfing
Holy Whirl
Outside La Finca de TA
Elderly
The Holy Bath
Herons Breakfast
Afternoon
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Into the singing Hole
Surma woman
Deep breath
Old man From Pushkar
Before the Storm
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Holy Whirl

Whirling of disciples ("Sannyasi") of Lord Shiva being hooked from a scale like structure named "Charak Tree" is an interesting and final event of "Gajan" festival in rural Bengal, India. Crowd witness the event to earn piety from the Lord. Sometimes new born babies are being handed over to those whirling "Sannyasi" s in order to accomplish a vow. This annual "Gajan Festival" has a series of hardships like long fasting, piercing needle to bodies and tongue, jumping to fire etc. that are being observed for two to three days and this is usually becomes the final event of religious rituals.

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Date Taken: 04.2017
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