16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Pundit

The Pundit - An expert in carrying out religious proceedings, waits for the bride-to-be to begin the necessary pooja. This is one of the many rituals he's carried out this year. Having memorised over a hundred religious verses and conducted just as many rituals for families all over Jaipur, his expertise is in high demand resulting in families booking him years in advance. He has learnt and practiced this way of life since he was 8 years old.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Jaipur, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Farhat Shaukat