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Pushkar is a haloed land for it has one of the only temples dedicated to worshiping one of the trimuvirate of the original Gods of the Vedic times. Pushkar means Flower by the Hand of Brahama and it is the lake that is supposed to have been formed because of a piece of flower that flew out of his hands when he overcame some demon in the mythology of the Vedic fables.

Devout Hindus visit Pushkar for various sanctimonious rights and to pay obeisance to Brahma.
A whole lot of people gather here in November to take part in the annual cattle fair which is supposed to be the largest gathering in the world. It is a terrific experience. Heat, dust, sand, buyers and sellers, photographers and visitors, it is a virtual fair. A stampede of activity.

Notes on Photography -

The light is never going to be good in Pushkar in the day time. The dust raised by the animals and the activity of the human beings casts a regular haze in the air. There are no rains at this time of the year to clear the weather either. so one has to throw the rulebook out and shoot at what ever time the light and activity go together. This was shot hand held at f / 11 to take in some of the background details and it comes through alright. The haze is quite palpable and there were fungus/dust streaks on the camera sensor so the sky is kind of little muted as it has been salvaged a bit.

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