The man with a slippery head wore a tilaka, a religious sign, on his forehead

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A man sitting on the store front of a store I passed in Pune had a smooth head, while his beard was shaggy. I looked at the smiling man's face, thinking it looked like an upside-down painting, and saw a line drawn on his forehead. This is called a tilaka. Unlike bindi, which even Muslims sometimes draw as decoration, tilaka is a religious symbol that indicates a religious sect by its color and shape. Judging from the shape on the man's forehead, we assumed that he belonged to a sect that believed in the god Vishnu.

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PHOTO DATA

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5905

Shooting Date

Sep 2010

Posted On

November 17, 2011

Modified On

January 4, 2024

Place

Pune, India

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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