Eats, Shoots and Leaves

The life of a wandering photographer

The Pushkar Diary: Chapter-1

The Pushkar Fair is an annual event that takes place over a fortnight in the tiny temple town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India. Pushkar is known for two main reasons– the first is that the town is home to the only temple dedicated to the Hindu God Brahma in the world. And the second is that Pushkar plays host to the largest camel trading fair in the world, which makes the it a Mecca for photographers (like your’s truly) during the two weeks of the Pushkar fair.

The fair begins two weeks before the night of the full moon in the month of Karthik (according to the Hindu calendar) and culminates in a religious festival dedicated to Brahma.

Here are a few pictures from around the Pushkar Lake, where the religious rituals take place. (Other than being extremely invasive, t is now illegal to take pictures at the bathing ghats, so I haven’t shot the ritual dip, but these pictures should give you a feel for activity around the lake during the week leading up to the festival itself). Will post another chapter with pictures from the camel fair in the next couple of days.

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2 comments on “The Pushkar Diary: Chapter-1

  1. uthamz
    December 11, 2013

    Beautiful frames and colors !
    That unique Indian feel…

    utham

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