I thought this was worth sharing.
I don't know any Jains but what impressed me with this presentation is the mix of worshippers mingled, men and women, young and old, modern and traditional. The colour of the ceremony. And the sheer joy of the pilgrims, a joy so infectious that it can be heard in the voice of the photographer who narrates the commentary to his photos.
He is a freelance so I think he is entitled to his joy; I found myself smiling back at one group of ladies in one photo.
And everybody seems to have helped their fellows. No stampede. No blood. No crushing brother pilgrims underfoot.
Posted on 02/27/2006 4:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax