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Temple Moments Part 4: A Man Rejected


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Picture taken in Kapaleeshwarer Temple, Chennai

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3 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    The poor thing!

    August 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  2. Rejected indeed. I do like this picture. I’m interested in his dress….bracelets on his wrist, head band, reasonable clothing – he’s not ‘just’ a homeless person, is he?

    August 28, 2013 at 3:28 am

    • Because temples are such communal areas in which devotees may eat, rest and sleep, I’m never sure how dire their circumstance are.
      Generally I find it impossible to “place” so many of India’s people, but it’s especially true in the temples. The affluent and those in totally crippling poverty can usually be identified but many, such as this man, despite being poor may manage to subsist somehow.
      Maybe he was making a pilgrimage to the tree of wishes

      August 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

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