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Great holmertz 2022-01-10 1:56

Hello Kasia,
These photos bring back memories of watching the sun rise above the bathers. I have some similar photos, the main difference being that yours are much better. I was here with a temporary travel companion I had met on the train. I remember that we told the boatman to stop every time we wanted to take photos, so it was a slow ride. I have seen few places with a more magical atmosphere than these bathing ghats at dawn, which is evident from these photos.
Did the man take off his pants as soon as you had put away your camera? ;-)
Have a nice week,
Gert

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Old 01-10-2022, 09:24 AM
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No, but I later saw others that were wearing nothing at all. :-)
Thank you for your kind critique and have a nice day.
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I remember seeing a few times a man going around Varanasi completely naked on a black bicycle. Once I saw him chatting with a shop keeper who didn't seem to think there was anything peculiar. Maybe he was a Jain who didn't wear clothes for fear of killing an insect that might get trapped in a pocket or somewhere.
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That was probably true. You may remember the story of a Jain I met in the mountains over Pokhara? He was wearing a (short) down jacket as it was cold, but nothing below the waist...
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:48 PM
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Hi Kasia and Gert,

The followers of the sect Digambara (literally “dressed with the wind”) –practise extreme asceticism. It is a major branch of Jainism.

See here near the temple in Delhi (unsharp, but one can see)
https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/...hoto227023.htm.

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Thanks Malgo.
It's sharp enough. :-) I can understand that it works when it's warm. But in cold weather??
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