Kesh is the uncut hair of a Sikh male. A turban (Dastaar) is worn to protect the Kesh and guard the Dasam Duaar (10th Gate) - the spiritual opening at the top of the head. A turban should be understood as a spiritual crown - as well as a tourist attraction - when photographed at the Sri Ganj Gurdwara in Delhi.
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rikko77 (10861) 2010-06-11 4:18
thanx for this beautiful candid shot and for the note. With one image and a few words you managed to tell us many things on India in perfect TE style!
have a good day
CLODO (35956) 2010-06-11 4:59
Absolutly incredible! Good blue colors, but I regret that the background is too present (even with f5.6)
kiks (12759) 2010-06-11 13:18
This turban is indeed a touristatraction. Never seen such a big one! LOve the color definition at the photo.
yvafairecliq (0) 2010-06-11 13:47
well done with a great light !
pittsenbarger (307) 2010-06-11 14:13
I love it!
BennyV (20767) 2010-06-12 3:26
Technically it could be improved on some, but the topic just stands out. Really impressive portrait, I love this one too. Good blues!
vitalonga (45) 2010-12-12 6:05
Never seen such a big turban....
Looks very heavy :)
Thanks for sharing.
Gaia (54) 2012-07-14 14:40
Astounding image, Sardonik!
I knew of the sikh custom of uncut hair in neat turbans, but I'd never imagined anything of this scale!
The bright blue colour and beautiful decorations make it quite spectacular.
Aside from your theme, your image is very well done, perfect focus on your subject, and a slightly blurred background just distinctive enough to communicate urban Delhi.
Blue frame picks out your subject even more.
mostafameraji (63) 2012-08-11 10:06
- Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) (1923)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's SELECTION X [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 3:59
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