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shantanu.u2

Faith's Last Mile

This photo was taken during a Hindu ritual of Dondi, when devotees seek blessings from Goddess Shitala. They lie on the street in front of the temple to pray. Even though I'm a Hindu, and its in my hometown, I'm still overwhelmed by the extremity of the ritual. Babies are made to lie on their mother's back or even on the street. It was a rainy afternoon, and I had to stoop down really low to get this shot. The helplessness in the cries of the drenched baby was haunting to say the least.

Faith's Last Mile
shantanu.u2, May 23, 2015