Snapshot to read in tandem with "Ancient traditions". Same city, same day, same monks, but only a few hours after the traditional march in the morning. Technology dependence has arrived here too.
Snapshot taken in the main street of Pushkar. A road always lively, chaotic and noisy.. among all the shops and restaurants, where sometimes you can meet these musicians that accompany your meal with a nice Indian song... obviously all just for a few rupees.
Religious festival (Taoism) in a small village in the south of Taiwan. This man, wearing a mask for protection, was performing a kind of special dance through the many explosions of the firecrackers on the ground. Surely an impressive ritual.
During another hot day in Hampi, I went to one of the main temples of the ruins of the city. Once there I found a huge crowd of people who seemed to wait for something.. I thought some kind of religious ceremony. After half roaming around and seek refuge from the blazing sun, have begun to get other people all dressed up.
Especially in poor Countries like Cambodia, the kids choose the monk life that at least provide them something to eat daily. The sacrifices behind this "faith journey" are quite a pleasant outlook compared to the starvation.