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Sep 2019

The wedding of the transgender woman at Koovagam festival, while another transgender woman walks by! Tamil Nadu, India #streetphotography #koovagamfestival #121clicks #121clicksfestive #colorsofindia #indiastreetphotography #streetofindia #IncredibleIndia #

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Sep 2019

Engulfed by fire. © @hegdearun ---- When not performing, Theyyam dancers are mere mortals. A tradition handed down through family lines, the dancers begin preparing for their divine roles at a young age, following the lessons taught by their 'Guru' and also by observing. Years are spent learning the skills required for every part of the tradition, from how to make costumes from coconut husks to the delicate art of face painting. In the weeks leading up to a ritual, this dancer lived a life of purity. He consumed no meat or alcohol, nor did he lie or speak badly of others. He prayed at the temple daily, and cleansed himself before the dance. He began the day’s events by singing and chanting stories in minimal costume. Only once painted and dressed in his most elaborate attire would be his transformation complete. Only then he transforms to the fully channeling Kandanar Kelan theyyam. The theyyam comes running to the arena where the huge fire is setup. He runs into it so fast holding hands of his people around him making it hard to focus in the low light. The anger towards the fire that completely burnt him into ashes was clearly seen all throughout the performance. The overall effect is distinctly supernatural, and that is precisely the point. ---- Write up courtesy: @drisyanambiar ---- @sonyalphain A73 | @sigmaphotoindia 35mm F1.4 | F1.4 | 1/800 | ISO-2000 ---- #theyyam #incredibleindia #indapictures #bbcearth #festivalofkerala #kandanarkelan #kannur #india #sonyalphain #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #sonyalphapro #indiapictures #yourshotphotographer #_soi #_woi #incredibleindia #keralatourism #godsowncountry #nustaharamkhor #maibhisadakchap #rakeshpulapa #nvedi #artofvisuals #wanderwithsumeet #shainblumff #theyyamkannur #121clicksfestive

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Nov 2019

Vittal Birdev Yatra 2019 Shri Vittal Birdev Annual Yatra is observed in at Pattan Kodoli village in Hatkangale Taluka near Kolhapur. It is the birth anniversary or Janmotsav festival of Vitthal Birdev Maharaj, who is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. The annual fair and festival attracts thousands of devotees to Pattan Kodoli village. Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh. ___________________________________ #earthinfocus #capturedoncanon #nustaharamkhor #_eoi #lonelyplanetindia #maibhisadakchap #lonelyplanet #knowfurther #seekolhapurmyway #iamkanda #nvedi #_woi #mypixeldiary #natgeotravellerindia #yourshotz #yourshot_india #goodshotz #desi_traveller #imperialindia #natgeoindia #121clicksfestive #sidthewanderer #shwetamalhotra03 #shubgraphy #discoverindiamagazine #shutterhubindia #whi #wanderwithsumeet #rakeshpulapa #spicollective

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