- Posted October 5, 2013 by
West Village, New York
The Sacred & The Profane
The 'ecosystem' feeding off the shrine of the Sufi saint Moin'Uddin Chisti consists of pious pilgrims, vagabonds and charlatans, sightseers, mendicants and beggars, fakirs, shoppers, established and opportunistic vendors, pickpockets and thieves, the poor, the wealthy, the venal and the innocent...who come here during the Urs to seek spiritual salvation, riddance of 'jinns', money and entertainment. Even the transgendered hijras come to Ajmer to take part in the veneration of Gharib Nawaz.
Photographed and produced by Tewfic El-Sawy (aka The Travel Photographer). More on www.thetravelphotographer.net