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Nihang Singh of Amritsar

By sawsengee  
Street portrait of a 6foot 4 (7foot + including turban) Nihang Singh at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Nihang are sikh warriors of the first order carrying swords & spears, even in daily attire to defend sikhism & the sikh places of worship, they are also called akali warriors (the "immortals"). He was so tall that when I asked for his portrait, he was just too kind & lowered his posture to a sitting position so that I could capture his portrait at eye level. Thank you & namaste sadar ji. Here are links to further understand the life & dedication of a nihang:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihang
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Nihang




THANK YOU Owdman, mike9005, John for the UAs & to those who commented, voted, my deep appreciation for your continual support. GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait White beard Photo journalism people Golden temple amritsar india Indian Man Nihang singh Amritsar Punjab turban man

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Comments


viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2018 8:12AM
A striking portrait Sawsengee with interesting information.

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Somerled7 Plus
3 162 8 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2018 9:05AM
An impressive looking gentleman, and interesting to learn a bit about other cultures.
1 Jun 2018 9:40AM
a striking appearance and your story and video are an eye-opener
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
1 Jun 2018 12:26PM
A very colourful and decorative turban, and he looks proud to be wearing it too Smile
Trev Smile
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
1 Jun 2018 1:20PM
He looks very official.
1 Jun 2018 2:00PM
Fabulous costume ee and a great portrait of this, not so, poor gentleman.

JohnSmile
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
1 Jun 2018 2:18PM
Always excellent.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
1 Jun 2018 8:26PM
These are MEN. Great shot.
Ron

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