This old sadhu was eating his simple lunch of rice and dhal when I arrived at the ghats of Ujjain. It looked like this grand old tree was his home. It certainly is not rain proof but offers good protection from the scorching midday sun. Sounds from people bathing in the Kshipra could be easily heard since the river’s warm water was running just very nearby.
With sun setting below the horizon it means that the day is coming to an end. Vendors are gathering their items and holy men start to make their journeys back to their temples where they live. The very few who remain seem to have nowhere else to go. They just sit until the sun goes all the way down and then they vanish into the darkness.
The Narmada river reflects sunrays in a very beautiful color. A sudden sharp sound from the temples nearby makes all the riverside birds go jump in to the air. People take their photographs of the sunset. The workmen from the Ahilya Fort have just cleaned the ghats and now they are ready for another day. The ghats’ stone steps are still hot as a frying pan from all the day’s sunshine.
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Tommi Myllymäki Photographer Bio I love to travel and document my trips through photography. My passion is the East, especially India, China, and Southeast Asia.
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