The Call of Brahma    The ancient town of Pushkar is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Situated about 15 km north-west of Ajmer in Rajasthan, the town is famous for its Brahma temple, one of the very few temples of the Creator Deity in the Hindu Trinity.  Pushkar also hosts the annual cattle fair in November every year. It draws tourists from all over the world, eager to get a glimpse of the 'exotic'. Adding to this exotica are the thousands of devout pilgrims and holy men from all over the country who come to Pushkar to answer Brahma's call, to take a holy dip in the sacred lake of Pushkar during the full moon night of Kartik Purnima. The International Ballooning Festival was held at Pushkar during the Camel Fair. Visitors at the cattle fair. Early morning shave at the cattle fair. Hebrew signage at a massage parlor. Visitors from all over the world converge at Pushkar during the fair. Keeping the streets clean with Sai Baba's blessings. Vegetable seller, holy men, tourists… Juice seller and camel. A man dressed up as Hanuman, one of the heroes of the epic Ramayan. Bob Marley? One of the many cafes in the holy town. Travels with a camera.... Calcutta, Jaipur, Delhi Evening shopping, Calcutta, India Members of the National Cadet Corps getting ready for a drill, Calcutta, India. Inside Indian Coffee House with Gandhi’s portrait, Jaipur, India. Negotiating a fare, Delhi. School gate, Delhi. Movie hall and posters, Old Delhi
Balloon seller near Jama Masjid, Old Delhi. Street scene, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. OCTOBER 2012 BACK ISSUE Back to current issue