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A Korku Shaman shows devotion to his ancestral spirits.

Korkus are one of the many ancient tribe from India who prays to the Mother Nature. On the auspicious No-Moon Day, the tribal community of Korkus claims that the village Shaman, or the Healer is summoned by the spirits of their ancestors who inculcate in him the knowledge of healing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Shubhadeep Mukherjee