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This picture was taken in Haridwar,an important Hindu pilgrimage center. In traditional Hindu societies,women do not cut their hair. Therefore,when hair is given as offering, it is given as an act of devotion.Men also make hair offering as acts of devotion.Also in traditional families,after a parent dies,the sons complelely shave their heads.This is not given as an offering.This act is an indication of the respect one has for his parent and also might have been a purification ritual.

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Lens:55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
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Date Taken:5 Jun 2012 - 11:27 AM
Focal Length:55mm
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Title:Hindus hair offerings,religious customs,purification ritual...
Username:debu debu
Uploaded:8 Aug 2012 - 12:59 AM
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 1:03 AM

Great shot and beautiful sentiment.
Matt

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Ayoob
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8 Aug 2012 - 1:44 AM

Excellent detailed image and beautifully presented............Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 5:21 AM

Thank you for your explantation behind this image, Debu, it is so interesting to learn the various customs from around the world. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 6:18 AM

An informative foreword, and a rather stunning capture depicting this Religious Event.

Regards Nathan

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LynneJoyce
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8 Aug 2012 - 6:26 AM

Great narrative and a very moving image.

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achieverswales
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8 Aug 2012 - 7:42 AM

Good to get an explanation about different customs Debu, excellent reportage photography.

Regards

Trev.

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KingBee
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8 Aug 2012 - 8:52 AM

Excellent image, Debu, and a most informative write-up.

Regards.

Bob

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Aug 2012 - 10:20 AM

Greetings Debu, my Hindu friend Rajeev Jain Shankelia told me of these customs, it is good that you explain them to others! breaking down the barriers of ignorance, keep up your good work, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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8 Aug 2012 - 10:38 AM

Great reportage with image to help us visualise.
KateGrinGrin

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digital_boi
8 Aug 2012 - 11:01 AM

fine image and also knowledge gained

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Deep_Bhatia
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8 Aug 2012 - 11:55 AM

Nice depiction of Hindu culture.... the offering of hairs. Deep

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Chinga
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8 Aug 2012 - 12:41 PM

Amazing... powerful... and I can't stop looking. Thank you for the explanation. IB

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AnnChown
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8 Aug 2012 - 1:04 PM

Very interesting and a fascinating image.
Ann

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WhiteRose1
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8 Aug 2012 - 1:39 PM

Excellent reportage and explanation, Debu.

Dave

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gary_d
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8 Aug 2012 - 2:03 PM


Quote: Greetings Debu, my Hindu friend Rajeev Jain Shankelia told me of these customs, it is good that you explain them to others! breaking down the barriers of ignorance, keep up your good work, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

I agree, I do enjoy the education as well as the fine images you produce. - gary

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luckybry
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8 Aug 2012 - 6:05 PM

gr capture enjoying the tour

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 9:36 PM

You probably & carefully avoided the age old punishment by the Maharajas, Matha muro kore ghol dhele ulto gaha,r---,

A great event common to us but uncommon to many.well done

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prabhusinha
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8 Aug 2012 - 9:38 PM

I would preferred the expressions of on lookers too.

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8 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thankyou for this insight into h=Hindu culture Debu.

Gareth

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LexEquine
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9 Aug 2012 - 10:55 PM

'Super Candid Reportage Shot!' ~ LEx Wink

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7 Sep 2012 - 8:19 PM

EXCELLENT all over.


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