hindu festival - walking on men's shoulders (india)

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hindu festival - walking on men's shoulders (india)

Hindu Festival in a small village in Jharkhand state (India).­

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Based on the date (April 11, 2013), this may be Ugadi or Gudi Padwa, a celebration of the New Year's Day according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.­

en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Ugadi
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gudi_­Padwa

If you can identify the exact name of the Festival or have more info about this ritual, please post a comment!

The Hindu priest of the village walks from a Temple to a nearby pond, over the shoulders of the young men of the village, while a group of older men beat drums with canes.

As soon as the priest has walked on the shoulders of a man, that man runs back to the front of the line and sits on the ground again.­

The bare-foot Hindu priest will walk all the way to the pond without touching the ground, and the ceremony will continue near the water.­

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April 11, 2013
Tata Road, Gosanidih, Jharkhand 835204, India
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Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­