Bronze 2019 People / Culture

"sacred India"

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Tarun Chhabra
  • Technical Info
    Camera Nikon D800e,f -14, Exp. -1/125 Sec.,iso-200
  • Photo Date

Vittal Birdev Annual Yatra is observed in patan kadoli village of Maharashtra state in India. Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community. Thousands of people throng this village on this auspicious day. The Shepherd community offer turmeric powder (bhandara) and goat’s hair to their deity. The devotees shower bhandara on each other .They beat the drums, spin the huge umbrellas, sing folk songs, dance and do acrobatics. As soon as Baba(Holy man) arrives, devotees from all around shower bhandara on him and whole area is covered under the thick clouds of turmeric powder.