Hijras having a quick lunch on a sidewalk of New Delhi. They just won a battle in Tamil Nadu, being recognized as a Third sex. They are now able to have "T" ( transexual) added to their documents allowing them to have the same rights as other citizens. Tamil Nadu has the biggest population of Transexual in India, about 100.000 accding to the "times of India".
Meena, a begger in fornt of the Iskcon Ashram in vrindavan. A few families live uner homemade tgents there to be able to make some money from the pilgrims coming to worship Lord Krishna.
When i asked her for her name she showed me the tattoo on her arm.
The same sadhu shown in the previous image.
In 2004, I met Buta, a sadhu from Ujjain , at the sources of the Ganges..He travelled all the way from Ujjain to Gangotri.
He was sitting quietly on the bank of the Ganges near the glacier you can spot in the background.
another image of him:
A little girl dressed up in a beautiful sari for the Sarasvati day. She was a bit shy and nervous...During Vasant Panchami, a day for Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning, all the kids are dressed up and don't go to school.
Sarasvati represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.
Another image of her going to the school with her mother:
Widows staying in an Ashram in Vrindavan, located about 15km away from Mathura, birthplace of Lord Krishna. The widow is praying, with the rosary hidden in a little bag.
It is said that Lord Krishna never leaves Vrindavan.
A young dancer during the Mamallapuram dance festival which take place every year, the first two weeks of January. The Baratha nathyam is one of the oldest form of dancing in India. When you see it one time, you just feel like going back all the time. It's simply beautiful.
A woman sadhu on the ghats in Varanasi. i posted an image where you can also see herbending next to two sadhus..