2013 India Sketch Journal Page 21 by Meera Rao
2013 India Sketch Journal July 18 by Meera Rao
Often I see men carrying a decorated shrine on their shoulders and on a pilgrimage. They depend on the good will of shopkeepers and others for their meals as they walk toward their destination, a holy place or temple, as a personal penance. I am not sure which deity he is carrying as the fresh flower decorations completely covered the icon.
2013 India Sketch Journal July 17 by Meera Rao
This person was carrying a load of a different kind -- a cooking gas cylinder - to appease a different desire - that of the stomach. It was uncanny how both had a look of determination as they walked.