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Hindu Priest Yogi Swami, Wearing Various Strands including Rudraksha Beads

The Taj in the background

In my parents youth in India, it was custom for women to wear traditional Sari dresses and conservative clothes. This is a huge shift of culture from then up until now.

Kathakali performer in the virtuous pachcha (green) role in Chennai, South India. Kathakali is the ancient classical dance form of Kerala. Photograph by Arvind Balaraman.

Kathakali performer in the virtuous pachcha (green) role in Chennai, South India. Kathakali is the ancient classical dance form of Kerala. Photograph by Arvind Balaraman.

Hodges paid a local boy to help recruit subjects, all of whom were the mendicants who wander Pushkar asking for alms. The traditional dress of a sadhu tends to mimic the colors of fire, a purifying force: orange, yellow, red. Aside from his subjects’ faces, Hodges was drawn to the beauty of their clothing, which emanated an effortless sense of style. 2014-08-08-pushkar4.jpg

Behold, The Beauty Of Pushkar's Holy Men

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