Faces of India – 265

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here


Met this pujari in Kankalitala Temple, Bolpur, West Bengal. The usual story… he guided us offering our contributions and prayers at the temple.

He objected to taking picture of idol of the goddess worshiped there but didn’t mind posing for my camera. He casually mentioned the security at the temple isn’t good, I guess he was trying to highlight the problem. Later I was told a major burglary took place in the temple in 2010.

In Bolpur nothing is safe… not even Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s medal that he got while being honored with Nobel Prize! What a shame!

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