17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Feet of an exhausted Bhel Bhel devotee wearing a ghungroo

The Bhel Bhel festival of Bandel has earned a reputation for its exotic nature where devotees on fast undergo severe body piercings as a measure of devotion and penance. Here the close up shot of the colored legs of an exhausted devotee express the mood and ambience of the festival.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Bandel, India
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Rajib Singha