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HOLI FESTIVAL Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. I couldn´t see any bonfire in my visit in Vrindavan. Maybe it was there, but was closed ceremony, not for public. However, following day on the streets there were color powders in the air, dancing people, joy, laugh and enjoying. As my photos, that I could take there, can reveal. I was just taking photos of bypassing motorcyclist, as they threw color powder towards me. Vrindavan, Rajasthan. I was stopped and a

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AGRA There´s a lot of photos, better ones, from Agra and Taj Mahal and Red Fort. However, everyone wants to take their own photos. And there´s not any photos identical with some another one It was a hot day. Places were very crowded. Later I was told that Taj Mahal opens at 6 am. I was baddly too late... I have always thought, that I don´t need any guide when I visit in some place, but now I would have missed a lot if I would have skipped the guide. This guide was excellent photographer and could use my camera very well, and spoke excellent english too. There´s countless photos from Taj Mahal. This is my. Fountain was not turned on that time. Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort belongs together. Ta

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RAJASTHAN Religion can be seen everywhere in India. One of the places where it is particularly present is Pushkar Pushkar. Rajasthan Holy lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan. People has taken bath in holy water Ceremony is always same. You are given petals of flowers and asked to come to offer them on the lake. You are asked to say mantra after the guide and drop petals to the water. You can pray for you or your family and relations to get blessings for them. And after all you are asked to make donation. Taking bath in holy lake. Pushkar, Rajasthan Prayer at the holy lake. Pushkar Items for puja at the holy lake. Pushkar Man from Pakistan came to Pushkar to bath in holy lake Men from Pakistan at the ho

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STREET LIFE Early morning near my hotel in Paharganj, Delhi. Tuk-Tuk driver waiting for customers, people going to work, children going to school, street kitchens prepare their food. Hotel worker take out pillows before rush hours. Paharganj, New Delhi Tuk Tuk driver take snap on his vehicle. Or was he sleeping on it whole night...? Paharganj, New Delhi Street kitchens are preparing for the day. Paharganj, New Delhi Early morning workers has started their work. Paharganj, New Delhi Paharganj, New Delhi at 7.30 am Paharganj, New Delhi at 8.00 am Children are going to school. Paharganj, New Delhi Just front of my hotel there was man washing his clothes. When I looked little closer, there was

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