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Another photo from my Indian archive. Again inspired by Gert and lately Craig.
Pushkar is street photographers heaven. There are many pilgrims coming to the holy place, so your camera is busy constantly. I could easily spend a month or more here showing nice street scenes from the markets, shops or eating places on the streets (and another one from the temples).
I often saw such small door in a big one and I cannot understand the idea of it. I mean, it is easy to open small door for the people, but why it is so high, not on the ground level? Is it comfortable to enter?
Funny thing about water in lakes in India. When I was in Pushkar, the whole lake was dry, only there was water in small artificial pools. But in Udaipur, the lake city, one could go by quite big boat to the island. My friend was in India before me and had water in Pushkar but the lake in Udaipur was without water.

Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. According to Hindu theology, the pond was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which he is believed to have shed after the death of his wife, Sati. The story goes that when Sati died, Shiva cried so much and for so long, that his tears created two holy ponds
Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation.

Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area.

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