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.
A shot from the narrow streets of Pushkar city center. A bunch of women during the shopping among the small local shops.
A bunch of guys busy to "control" one of the many elephants during a Hindu festival. I just hope that these chains are temporary.
An alley near an Hindu temple, during a religious festival. The women of the town are cooking rice to offer to a God. A road certainly very fragrant.
Photo taken at the Golden Temple during the prayer of the monks. There was a large hall where about fifty monks recited prayers like songs; another group of monks in a small hall at about ten meters, instead playing a rhythmic and almost hypnotic music, very beautiful. It was like a concert by two different rooms.
Around the lake of Pushkar are used to live together a large number of animals.. including humans.. A coexistence mostly peaceful, respecting the sacredness of the lake that hosts them.
Bylakuppe is a small town two hours from Mysore, reserved for Tibetan refugees. These people fled China during the invasion of Tibet in 1959. Here live 10,000 Tibetans and more than 3000 are monks. The photo was taken near the Golden Temple, at the apartments of these monks.
Through the alleys of the old city, some children are intent on buying (????) some snacks in a small shop.
These symbols you see are called Ranguli. They are connected to the Hindu belief and every early morning are drawn with white chalk (or colored) in front of the front door. They are used as a daily good luck...
In the Indian culture and tradition, rituals are almost daily. Being mostly connected to the Hindu religion, there is always a different God to venerate or thank. These noisy and colorful rituals are always celebrated with great participation... drums and flowers are always protagonists.