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The Holy City of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India – stunning photographs by Joo Peter
The annual Camel Fair (October-November) in Pushkar is a magic time for a magic city, where different ethnics living in the Thar desert meet for trade, entertainment, and worshipping at the Brahma temple, proudly dressed up for the auspicious event.
Pilgrims and holymen throng the streets where there are around 500 temples.
It is said that when Lord Brahma’s lotus flower fell in the Pushkar area water came from the ground. As Brahma threw the pushpa (flower) with his kar (hand), so the place received the name Pushkar.
A dip in the sacred lake is believed to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases.
While portraying the Rajasthanis through the lens of my camera I was stunned by their charisma and their vibrant ethos.
Photographs © Joo Peter