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Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion First Eyeem Photo
Street Art Tour - Caught this cyclist in a split moment, while she was passing by a colorful wall painted with street graffiti. The shot to me gave an essence of the bubbling city life in London. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography London Postcode Postcards Travel Bicycle City City Life City Street Colorful Graffiti Debarshimukherjee Decisive Moment Graffiti Multi Colored People Street Street Art Street Photography Transportation EyeEmNewHere EyeEm Ready   An Eye For Travel Mobility In Mega Cities Colour Your Horizn Stories From The City #FREIHEITBERLIN #urbanana: The Urban Playground
At the Top - A moonlight trek to the summit of Chandrashila peak followed by mesmerizing views of the ranges on sunrise. Temperatures were close to zero degree Celsius. It was one of my very first long treks and left an indelible mark on me. Chaukhamba Peaks Of Gharwal Himalaya Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Himalayas Travel Beauty In Nature Day Debarshimukherjee Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Mountains Nature Outdoors Scenics Snow Tranquil Scene Tranquility Trek Tungnathtrek EyeEmNewHere Go Higher Summer Exploratorium Visual Creativity #FREIHEITBERLIN
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion This Is Masculinity The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion
Cat Call - A young lady fiddling with her phone as she passes by a wall with street art. The cat's eyes watching her while she tries to attend a phone call. City Life Debarshi Mukherjee Photography London Moments Postcode Postcards Street Art/Graffiti Travel Day Debarshimukherjee Graffiti Multi Colored Outdoors People Real People Street Art Street Color Street Photography Streetphotography EyeEmNewHere An Eye For Travel Colour Your Horizn Stories From The City Visual Creativity #FREIHEITBERLIN #urbanana: The Urban Playground
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion This Is Masculinity The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
People celebrate Diwali in Calcutta by lighting and releasing Sky Lanterns - People gather at a public event to light and release sky lanterns, on the eve of Diwali in Kolkata. Diwali, a Hindu "Festival of Lights", celebrated annually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Diwali Goddess Lakshmi India Kolkata Lights Tradition Debarshimukherjee Diwalicelebrations Festival Festival Of Lights 2017 Hindu Festival Paper Lantern People Sky Lantern Traditional Festival
City Life in Rains - Due to heavy rains certain areas of Kolkata face waterlogging. But this does not dampen the spirits of people to go about their daily routine. Here a hand pulled rickshaw, carries a passenger to its destination wading through knee deep water. The waterlogging is due to a cascading effect of years of climate change and ill-drainage facilities. It can be coined under the environmental pollution so common these days across the world. One of the few cities,rickshaws still are a part of local culture Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Environmental Portraits India Kolkata Monsoon Transportation Travel Day Debarshimukherjee Environmental Issues People Rickshaw Streetphotography Water Waterlogged Mobility In Mega Cities Colour Your Horizn This Is Masculinity Stories From The City EyeEmNewHere Visual Creativity Adventures In The City Focus On The Story #FREIHEITBERLIN Small Business Heroes The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Portraitist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Muharram procession in Kolkata (1st October 2017) 2017 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Kolkata Muharram Muharram Procession Ritual Shi'ite Islam Shia Community Tradition Ashura Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Islam Journalism Karbala Imam Hussain Large Group Of People Matam People Religion
The Eye of Faith - A staunch devotee with several metal piercings through his mouth during a Hindu festival of Gajan or Charak, which is celebrated mainly in the last two days of the month of Chaitra (around mid April) in rural Bengal to appease Lord Shiva. The festival is associated with devotees painting their bodies, playing with fire, undergoing body piercings etc. to signify a form of penance. Mastering their fears is the key to undergoing such an extreme ritual. Such inner faith makes me wonder and get inspired. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God India Inner Power Photojournalism Ritual Traditions West Bengal Close-up Culture Debarshimukherjee Extreme Rituals Festival Human Face People Portrait EyeEmNewHere Focus On The Story The Portraitist - 2018 EyeEm Awards Be Brave This Is Strength
Pleased or Perplexed - A single mother fighting the odds of hard life. Taken at a rural village in West Bengal Bengal Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Environmental Portraits Family India Life Rural Traditions Blackandwhite Debarshimukherjee Emotion Lifestyles Mood People Portrait This Is Family Togetherness Village Women Visual Creativity Focus On The Story EyeEmNewHere The Portraitist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion EyeEmNewHere
The Eyes - Stories of hidden dreams and visions behind those eyes. This spark if kept alive, will guide them a long way. All three of them belong to different families, yet the bond of friendship is sometimes much more stronger than family ties. Bengal Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Environmental Portraits India Life Rural Child Childhood Culture Debarshimukherjee Girls Innocence Looking At Camera People Portrait Real People Street EyeEmNewHere A New Beginning
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Quilled - Abstract patterns captured Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Fine Art Photography India The Still Life Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards Abstractart Arrangement Blackandwhite Circle Debarshimukherjee Design Geometric Shape Pattern Quill Rolled Up Shape Stack Still Life 10 EyeEmNewHere
Parched - Two kids share their thirst for water. Taken in a rural village in West Bengal. During the days of summer, the soil gets parched and dry. Many areas face severe water crisis. The local municipality and village administration tries to bring relief through these tube wells. On World Water Day lets take a pledge not to waste a single drop Bengal Debarshi Mukherjee Photography India Rural Travel Child Childhood Day Debarshimukherjee Documentary Friendship People Portrait Summer Two People Village Water Worldwaterday EyeEmNewHere Summer Exploratorium Summer Exploratorium Focus On The Story #FREIHEITBERLIN The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Curtain Raiser - While walking past the Ghats of Varanasi, came across this simple tradition of spreading clothes on the steps for drying. It was part of their daily routine. However, the winter foggy morning gave a different feel to this moment. I wasted no time and captured it Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography India Life Tradition Travel Winter Blackandwhite Daily Life Design Fog Lifestyles Men Outdoors People Steps And Staircases Street Photography Streetphotography Varanasi Varanasi Ghats EyeEmNewHere
Ramadan prayer - People gather in masses to offer their Ramadan prayer after observing Roza for a month. Roza literally means abstinence, where one refrains and abstains from dawn till sunset, from food and drink. Muslim devotees offer their prayers after observing fast from dawn to sunset. Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as the "feast of breaking of the fast" Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Eid Al Fitr Eid Mubarak Eid Prayers Faith India Kolkata Ramadan  Travel West Bengal Culture Debarshimukherjee Eid 2018 Faith&devotion Islam Mosque People Prayer Ramadan 2018 Religion
The Ritual of Tarpana - Tarpana‬ is a term in the ‪Vedic‬ practice which refers to an offering made to divine entities. It is believed that one’s ancestors will be eagerly awaiting for tarpana on all the above-mentioned occasions. If no offering is made, they will return to their places disappointed, and the descendant misses their blessings which he would have received, if he had performed his filial duties. The Hindu community strongly believes in carrying out these rituals on the auspicious day of Mahalaya. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Hinduism India Ritual Traditions Visual Creativity Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Directly Above High Angle View People Prayer Religion Water Focus On The Story EyeEmNewHere #FREIHEITBERLIN #FREIHEITBERLIN The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion EyeEmNewHere This Is Strength
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion This Is Strength
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Destructive Downpour - Waterlogged streets in Kolkata due to incessant rains from a deep depression. As the city battles out the rain and water logging, these hand pulled rickshaws go about their daily routine of transporting passengers from one place to the other. Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography India Kolkata Monsoon Tradition City Color Debarshimukherjee Kali Puja Lifestyles Mode Of Transportation People Rains Rickshaw Rickshaw Puller Street Transportation Waterlogged Focus On The Story EyeEmNewHere Adventures In The City #FREIHEITBERLIN #FREIHEITBERLIN #FREIHEITBERLIN The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards #urbanana: The Urban Playground
Ramadan prayer - People gather in masses to offer their Ramadan prayer after observing Roza for a month. Roza literally means abstinence, where one refrains and abstains from dawn till sunset, from food and drink. Muslim devotees offer their prayers after observing fast from dawn to sunset. Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as the "feast of breaking of the fast" Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Eid Al Fitr Eid Mubarak Eid Prayers Faith India Kolkata Ramadan  Travel West Bengal Culture Debarshimukherjee Eid 2018 Faith&devotion Islam Mosque People Prayer Ramadan 2018 Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards EyeEmNewHere
Ramadan prayer - People gather in masses to offer their Ramadan prayer after observing Roza for a month. Roza literally means abstinence, where one refrains and abstains from dawn till sunset, from food and drink. Muslim devotees offer their prayers after observing fast from dawn to sunset. Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as the "feast of breaking of the fast" Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Eid Al Fitr Eid Mubarak Eid Prayers Faith India Kolkata Ramadan  Travel West Bengal Culture Debarshimukherjee Eid 2018 Faith&devotion Islam Mosque People Prayer Ramadan 2018 Religion The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Pulling out Garbage - A boy half submerged in one of the most polluted rivers in the city. Adi Ganga, the nearly 75 km long original channel of national river Ganga, has been hijacked at several places. Years of so called modernisation has polluted the river with plastic, debris, cultural offferings and other what nots. Many a times plastic materials have been found floating on the canal bed. Finally the municipality has imposed heavy penalty on anyone found polluting the river. 2018 Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Environmental Pollution India Kolkata Planetorplastic River Pollution UN Environmen Beatplasticpollution Debarshimukherjee Environment Garbage People Pollution Real People River Savetheplanet World Environment Day Plastic Environment - LIMEX IMAGINE The Street Photographer - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards EyeEmNewHere
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion This Is Strength
Vel Festival - According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati presented the Vel to her son Murugan as an embodiment of her shakti or power in order to vanquish the evil asura Soorapadman. Vel, as a symbol of divinity, is an object of worship in the temples. Before being pierced, devotees are worked into a trance-like state with chanting and drums. The worshipers who pierce their tongues, cheeks, and faces with sharp objects hardly bleed and report feeling very little pain! Many claim that their wounds heal nearly immediately and don't produce scars. Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Documentary Photography Faith God Photojournalism Piercing Ritual Traditions Vel Festival Worship Beliefs Culture Debarshimukherjee Documentary Coverage Extreme Rituals Festival Painful Ritual People Procession Religion
Ramadan prayer - People gather in masses to offer their Ramadan prayer after observing Roza for a month. Roza literally means abstinence, where one refrains and abstains from dawn till sunset, from food and drink. Muslim devotees offer their prayers after observing fast from dawn to sunset. Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as the "feast of breaking of the fast" Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Eid Al Fitr Eid Mubarak Eid Prayers Faith India Kolkata Ramadan  Travel West Bengal Culture Debarshimukherjee Eid 2018 Faith&devotion Islam Mosque People Prayer Ramadan 2018 Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards
Ramadan prayer - People gather in masses to offer their Ramadan prayer after observing Roza for a month. Roza literally means abstinence, where one refrains and abstains from dawn till sunset, from food and drink. Muslim devotees offer their prayers after observing fast from dawn to sunset. Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as the "feast of breaking of the fast" Calcutta Debarshi Mukherjee Photography Eid Al Fitr Eid Mubarak Eid Prayers Faith India Kolkata Ramadan  Travel West Bengal Culture Debarshimukherjee Eid 2018 Faith&devotion Islam Mosque People Prayer Ramadan 2018 Religion The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards