Faces of India – 292

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


I met this purohit (priest of Hindu Temple) in Someshwara Temple Halasuru, Bangalore. He was happily chatting away when I signaled him and asked if I could take his picture. He was busy in conversation yet we gave a go ahead sign. Later he asked to show the pic that I clicked. He was happy when I showed his smiling picture to him.

“Are you going to post this in facebook?” and then even without waiting for a reply he said “please do share. No problems!”

I wanted to tell him about my blog on faces of India… instead I asked him “did you meet the British PM Theresa May?” “No way! Too much security arrangements that day. Only periyavar (senior purohits) could meet her” he sounded disappointed saying that.


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16 Responses to “Faces of India – 292

  • Interesting person! He has an attractive smile.
    I like his tilak.
    TC, keep smiling 🙂

  • The picture captures the diversity of Bangalore, tradition, and technology. A rare moment frozen in time.

  • Amazing images. I had to Google the word “tilak” and now know it’s the mark worn on his forehead.

  • He is such an interesting man. He looks happy. He’s nice to allow you to take his picture. Good job.

  • A typical south Indian purohit who has airs belonging to his tribe

  • Great that he was happy with the picture. He looks happy in the picture as well. I love it. Great that he even encouraged you to share it. great addition to your series again. Very interesting!

  • Lovely pictures, happy to know that is fine with FB shares! 😀

  • Lovely photo! I could never tell he is actually priest, but then again I don’t know much about India and it’s culture and people.

  • Yogi Saraswat
    1 year ago

    What a beautiful smile !!

  • WOW!! I love your Faces Of India series!! They are very sweet as well as innovative!!

  • Looks like one happy priest there 🙂

  • Lol, that must have been an important phone call. lol. He loos like a very happy guy and the fact that he wanted you to share his picture… he may be looking to get into the movies. Just kidding.

    • Indrani Ghose
      1 year ago

      Ha ha… you never know he may get a break in films because of this blogpost. 😉 🙂

  • Interesting persons! Nice photos.

  • He indeed has a beautiful smile. And it looks sincere. They really do not have a top?

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