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Brahmins pass in front of a ratha chariot meant for full moon festivities - Gokarna, Karnataka, India - Daily Travel Photos

An old woman passes in front of a ratha chariot - Gokarna, Karnataka, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Gokarna, Karnataka, India )
f/7.1 || 1/160s || @19mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4

Each full moon, Brahmins climb aboard the small ratha (chariot) to be pulled down the street by a throng of Gokarna villagers, accompanied by drummers and musicians. Once a year, during the festival of Shivarathri, Brahmins cram into the large ratha pulled through a swarm of humanity, the likes of which is only typically be seen in India.

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