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The Power of Ritualism Observed and Explained

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The Power of Ritualism Observed and Explained, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 129,068 items / 944,443 views

This requires spiritual skill to move the entire body along with the 18 feet rod in the mouth and move about in circles , and one wrong move you can tear your jaws , so the moment the guy will fall another guy goes from beneath and holds his legs for balance and support.

An nobody bleeds when the rods are inserted or removed.

I think the only time I saw the bleeding from the mouth was when the rods were removed at Maryamma Temple Madras Wadi Worli..

Though I had given my card I was not invited this time when they had their feet.

You need networking and a good contact to know when this event will be performed.

In three years Raja the piercer gave me his number at Mahim Macchimar feast so thanks to him I was able to shoot this Sion Koliwada event.

So sometimes photography is assisted by karma or fate.

If you are not destined to shoot it you wont.

And I found these p…

Shooting the Hijra Angst

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Shooting the Hijra Angst, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I gave my camera to the event photographer and here I am with hijras of Sion Koliwada , devotees of Goddess Maryamma.