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Temple colours - the powder is used for the forehead spots  
   

Temple colours - the powder is used for the forehead spots

Pilgrims in Pushkar

August 14th 2009
After our couple of hours in Ajmer we left for Pushkar - only 11 klms away on the other side of a small mountain. We were so fascinated by Ajmer that we had already decided to return to spend another morning shopping there. We had prearmed ourselves with our 'Pushkar Passport' - a red string tied around our arm which stops (hopefully) the pressure from religious priests. It worked - though not wi ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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