Prayer - Sonepur Mela, India

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    Sonepur Mela is one of Asia’s largest cattle fairs and is held in the Indian state of Bihar. The fair starts on Karthik Purnima (Kartika Poornima, the full moon day) in November and lasts for around a month. It starts as a religious Hindu festival with thousands of pilgrims taking a ritual bath in Gandak river, near its confluence with the Ganges, on the full moon day. Spiritual activities are the main point of the fair for a couple of days. When all pilgrims are gone back to their towns and villages the religious event transforms itself into a large fair trade and amusement park which continues for about a month.

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    1. dweller88 62 months ago | reply

      another fantastic one, cheers Maciej

    2. lively measure [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot... you must have gotten wet to get this one!? I have been enjoying your photostream and travel shots...fantastic!

    3. royal tendency [deleted] 62 months ago | reply


    4. N A Y E E M 62 months ago | reply

      Giving oneself to God ! I just wish India remained India and not something else like the way they do these days....this is INDIA, this is beautiful, divine.

    5. philipdvorsky 62 months ago | reply

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    6. Karim Achalhi 62 months ago | reply

      amazing capture !

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