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This man is one of many doli porters at the Palitana temples of Jainism in India. This 'City of Temples' is considered the holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain.

Every Jain believes that a visit to this group of temples is essential once in a life time to achieve nirvana or salvation. A visit includes a walk up 3750 stairs, leading up to the heart of the temple complex.

Elderly pilgrims who cannot climb the stairs are carried on a doli (swing chair) carried by porters and charged based on the pilgrim's weight.

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