Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tonsure Time

Who needs a haircut? If you make the major pilgrimage to Sri Venkatesvara Temple, a wish and a tonsure, or head shaving, is an everyday activity. Hmm, "When in India?" James went with his fellow photog friend, Paul, and they had to have the full pilgrimage experience. And the blade comes out....

Paul, settling in for the big hair cut. "Really, it all comes off?" Start your prayer, make the wish and watch the hair tumble.

On the left, a little boy getting his hair tonsured - for the third time! A little off the back? Nope, all of it.

The hair collects and is saved, cleaned and sold. Almost done.

How'd we do? Before and after.

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