Shot it at Puskar, it's just 11 km. from Ajmer(RAJASTAN,INDIA) comes alive during Puskar Fair, when people from all over Rajasthan converge at Pushkar with their cattle stock. Pushkar Fair is regarded as one of the largest camel festivals in the world. Celebrated in the month of October-November, Pushkar Fair attracts domestic as well as foreign tourist to Pushkar in Rajasthan.
Pushkar festival is not about camels only but it is also about horses, cows, goats, sheep and most importantly about the lively people of Rajasthan, who come to the Pushkar fair in their best attires. The festival looks like a riot of colors with men wearing colourful turbans and women in pleated ghagaras (ankle-length skirts) of different hues. The festival offers a wonderful opportunity to see the people selling and buying camels, goats, horses etc. Bargaining, negotiations and transactions remain order of the days during the festival.
Sporting events are other attractions of the Pushkar Fair. One can enjoy the camel and horse races during the festival. Camel beauty contest is another highlight of the festival. The beautifully decked up camels are paraded and then the most beautiful camel is selected.
Pushkar is a religious town and is one of the important pilgrimage centers of Hindus. Pushkar is known for the holy Pushkar Lake and the many temples that dot the area. Puskar is associated with lord Brahma and is the only place in India, which has a temple dedicated to lord Brahma.
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batalay (35157) 2008-12-24 8:06
I like very much this action shot, with vibrant colors and exquisite resolution. The note also is highly informative.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
pauloog (11747) 2008-12-24 8:49
A wonderful colourful scene, not only nice looking with its lively colours and unusual body shapes but also interesting.
mehr (1360) 2008-12-24 8:54
great capture of these hard working women.
Very beautiful light and colours with much clarity.
zesopol (258) 2008-12-24 11:35
Vibrant colors, sharp and very well composed. Well done Subir and thanks for sharing.
ninaL (21348) 2008-12-24 12:49
Excellent scene, very well framed and composed.
Best regards, Grazyna
patdeph (35748) 2008-12-26 8:49
this is a great scene,full of life and with splendid colors!It's always stunning for us,European people,to see this woman working clothed like princesses!Really beautiful
Thanks very much for your mail,and I wish you too a happy new year!
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D40X, 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Pushkar ,through my eyes.
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 7:53