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I shot it in a interior village of west bengal ,INDIA at GAJAN MELA(FAIR).FOCAL LENGTH=36MM..
Gajan a Shaivite folk festival, held on CHAITRA SANGKRANTI (the last day of Chaitra..according to eng calendar ,its in middle of april) and on full moon nights up to the full moon of Asadh. The festival is associated with various gods. There may thus be SHIVA's Gajan, the Gajan of DHARMA THAKUR, the Gajan of Nil etc. But the main object of this festival is to celebrate the marriage of the sun and the earth. The reason for this festival is perhaps to appease the sun and pray for rain during the hot, dry month of Chaitra.
In this shot the vows are performing their ritual dances.....hope you all like it....

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  • Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 178 N: 1339] (6246)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-04-13
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Camera: Sony DSC-H2
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
  • Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 7:10
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