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Aravani Widows

During this unique festival, transgenders get married to God Aravan, the day previous when he sacrificed himself in the mythical war of Mahabharat. And on the next day, the day he sacrificed himself, the transgenders grief over his death and change into white clothes signifying to adapt the life of a widow

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Villupuram, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Arka Dutta