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Abhishek Chinnappa
Abhishek Chinnappa

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@reuters photojournalist, Bangalore, India.

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An artiste dressed as the Hindu god Vishnu performs at a cultural show during the Mahamastakabhishekha or the head-anointing ceremony of the 58.8-feet tall monolithic statue of Jain sage Gomateshwara in Shravanabelagola, 99 miles (158 kilometres) west of Bangalore, India. The Mahamastakabhishekha is a tradition held every 12 years since its inception in AD981 and is a grand festival where the statue of Gomateshwara is bathed with milk, vermillion, saffron, sandalwood paste, turmeric, precious stones, and gold coins. #Shravanabelagola #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #religion #Jain #Mahamastakabhisheka #Gomateshwara #Bahubali #artiste #portrait #travel #festival #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Devotees pour vermilion on the illuminated 58.8-feet tall monolithic statue of Jain sage Gomateshwara as they celebrate the Mahamastakabhishekha or the head-anointing ceremony of the statue in Shravanabelagola, 99 miles (158 kilometres) west of Bangalore, India. The sleepy town of Shravanabelagola found itself in the centre of celebrations of the head-anointing ceremony of the 1,037-year-old statue - a tradition held every 12 years since its inception in AD981 and is a grand festival where the statue is bathed with milk, vermillion, saffron, sandalwood paste, turmeric, precious stones, and gold coins. #Shravanabelagola #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #religion #Jain #Mahamastakabhisheka #Gomateshwara #Bahubali #statue #travel #festival #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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An artiste dressed as a Hindu God performs a rendition of the ritualistic dance of Theyyam in Bangalore, India. Theyyam is a colorful dance form from the southern state of Kerala that ascribes importance to the worship of Hindu gods and goddesses along with hero worship and ancestral spirits. It is a socio-religious ceremony and is the amalgamation of a synthesis of ritual, vocal and instrumental music, dance, painting, and literature. #India #Bangalore #Bengaluru #Karnataka #Theyyam #artiste #literature #art #portrait #everydaybangalore #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #MythologicalBangalore #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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A delegate pauses to check her phone in front of an artwork by contemporary Indian artist Shilo Shiv Suleman while attending the Kalaari Summit 2018 - a seminar that is a window into India’s entrepreneurial future in Bangalore, India. #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #artist #art #silhouette #everydaybangalore #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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A three-day-old baby hippo snuggles against its nine-year-old mum ‘Dashya’ inside their pen in the Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #Bannerghatta #hippo #hippopotamus #baby #cute #everydaybangalore #everydayindia #Photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Movement artiste Priyabrat Panigrahi performs a rendition of Hakanaï by Adrien M & Claire B. Company, a choreographic work that features a solo dancer surrounded by an interactive cubist landscape of moving digital images, in an auditorium in Chennai, India. #India #TamilNadu #Chennai #Madras #France #dance #art #digitalart #Hakanaï #BonjourIndia #surreal #everydayeverywhere #everydayindia #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Movement artiste Priyabrat Panigrahi performs a rendition of Hakanaï by Adrien M & Claire B. Company, a choreographic work that features a solo dancer surrounded by an interactive cubist landscape of moving digital images, at the Alliance Française de Bangalore in Bangalore, India. #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #France #dance #art #digitalart #Hakanaï #surreal #everydaybangalore #everydayeverywhere #everydayindia #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Newly-recruited personnel from the Indian army cross an obstruction as they train inside a military base in Bangalore, India. #India #Karnataka #Bangalore #Bengaluru #army #military #soldier #everydaybangalore #everydayeverywhere #everydayindia #Photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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A villager takes a tumble as he attempts to tackle a bull while participating in the ancient annual bull-taming sport of Jallikattu played to celebrate the harvest festival Pongal in Alanganallur village 16kms (10 miles approx) north of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Highly controversial, the sport draws the ire of animal rights activists who accuse participants of cruelty by deliberately provoking and causing hurt and distress to the animal. However, people of the state and supporters of the sport consider it symbolic of Tamilian pride and follow a toned down version of the sport. #India #TamilNadu #Alanganallur #Madurai #Jallikattu #Pongal #sport #festival #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Villagers attempt to tackle a bull as they participate in the ancient annual bull-taming sport of Jallikattu on Mattu Pongal day, third day of the four-day harvest festival Pongal in Palamedu village 23kms (14 miles) north of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Highly controversial, the sport draws the ire of animal rights activists who accuse participants of cruelty by deliberately provoking and causing hurt and distress to the animal. However, people of the state and supporters of the sport consider it symbolic of Tamilian pride and follow a toned down version of the sport. #India #TamilNadu #Palamedu #Madurai #Jallikattu #Pongal #festival #sport #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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A devotee offers prayers inside the Meenakshi Temple, also known as Meenakshi Amman or Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple, in Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The historic temple on the banks of the River Vaigai is dedicated to Meenakshi, a celestial form of Parvathy, and her consort, Sundereshwara, a form of lord Shiva and forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai. #India #TamilNadu #Madurai #MeenakshiTemple #Pongal #temple #devotion #festival #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR
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Devotees watch the chariot of Gavisiddeshwara Swami being drawn through the streets during the three-day Gavisiddeshwara Jatra in Koppal in the southern state of Karnataka, India. The jatra or fair is a confluence of the theistic devotional trend of Bhakti, literature, culture, and tradition. #India #Karnataka #Koppal #Bangalore #village #fair #chariot #drone #djiPhantom #everydayindia #everydaybangalore #everydayeverywhere #Guardian #GuardianTravelSnaps #photojournalism
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