An elderly man wearing gold, silver and copper rings rests in front of the Sun Temple (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India). Ancient civilizations thought that some precious metals were represented by the Sun and some known planets.
A Rajasthani man standing and wearing a bright colourful orange and red turban at Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India).
The turban basically consists of a long piece of unstitched cloth, which is wrapped around the head. Each time, the wrapping is unfolded and tied all over again. The turban used in India is usually 5 meters in length.
A shadu with dreadlocks and long white beard smiles in the streets of Varanasi, also know as Benares (Uttar Pradesh, India). A sadhu is a mendicant holy person who has renounced the worldly life, practices asceticism and follows a path of spiritual discipline.
They typically live a simple lifestyle, have very few or no possessions, survive by food and drinks from leftovers that they beg for or is donated by others. Sadhus often wear simple clothing, such a saffron-coloured clothing, have their body covered with ashes from the cremation ground, have populated beards and long hair dreadlocks called “jata” in Sanskrit.
Some women dressing colorful sari, the traditional indian garment, pass between the objective of my camera and the bright white marble of the Taj Mahal creating a great contrast picture (Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India).