Photographer's Note

This photograph is from Mahabalipuram. It is an ancient temple complex just beside to the beach, a kind of Indian Tulum.

Apart from the excellent monument carving in the stones and temple walls, Mahabalipuram is well know because its sculptures of Indian Deities, as it seems the village keeps the stone working traditions, and you can see many sculptors working daily as you wander by the streets.

It has become a quite tourist spot, and some indians are leading there to attract the tourist to show their incredible abilities, like this young fakir.

The white marks in his face ussually represent a sign of renunciation for the sadhus, made with ash, in this case there are too many, just for the tourist, usually they put in the front and in the arms.

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