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McCluskieganj – Offbeat location to visit in Jharkhand

Sharing some photographs from a recent trip to McCluskiegung. It was once called as the Mini London. The small town has lost it. Ill maintained buildings and campuses is all that can be seen, apart from a few schools and hostels. It is not a tourist attraction anymore but can certainly be recommended as an […]

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Wedding photography Jharkhand

Christian wedding in Jharkhand

A few days back, Sudeep invited me to join him in a wedding (reception) shoot. It was a christian wedding. I had not attended any christian wedding or reception before this one. Moat of us have seen in videos/TV though.  Here in Jharkhand, the christian rituals have been merged with some local rituals and thus emerged a […]

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Rama Navami

Festivals of India – Ram Navami in Ranchi

Lord Vishnu takes birth on this Bhuloka (Earth) in any form whenever the Adharma (Evil) reigns over Dharma(Good). Lord Rama is considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama‘s birth is celebrated by Hindus as Ram Navami or Rama Navami, on the ninth day of the shukla paksha in the month of Chaitra […]

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Cock Fight in Jharkhand

Cock Fight

Cock fight is a popular blood sport in Jharkhand. The fight between two roosters (gamecocks) is held inside a ring called cockpit. Like many other species, cocks show congenital aggression towards all males of the same species. Usually, the cocks are given good care till they attend the right age. They are conditioned well before […]

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Sarhul

Sarhul – Major festival of Jharkhand (India)

Sarhul is a major festival of the Tribals in Chhotanagpur region and though not popular, certainly is a major festival of India. It is celebrated during spring when new flowers start appearing on Sal trees(Chaitra month of Indian Calender, 3rd day of Shukla Paksha). Village deities are worshiped with Sal flowers. The rituals by the village […]

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