March 6, 2014

Holy Water

Photograph by Giancarlo Zuccarone, National Geographic Your Shot

“Pushkar Lake is situated in the heart of town,” says Your Shot member Giancarlo Zuccarone, who submitted this photo to the I Heart My City assignment. “The waters of this lake possess a spiritual quality for Hindu people. Many Hindu pilgrims come here from every part of India every day.” Zuccarone had been spending the day shooting portraits of sadhus and decided to capture the atmosphere around the sacred lake. “I remember the sky was clear and the sun shone on everything—a moment of a lifetime.”

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54 comments
Felipe Rezende
Felipe Rezende

wow! I am fascinated about India and hindu culture.

I would like to live there someday.

Jayant Jolly
Jayant Jolly

beautiful pic. captures the spirit of india

reeta garber
reeta garber

Gosh! This is my home town, Ajmer, Rajasthan. As a catchment of the surrounding Aravilli Hills, this lake is a pleasant reprieve in the middle of an often parched desert. 

Chudamani Akavaram
Chudamani Akavaram

Holiness, the brand of India to be seen in this picture of Puskar ghat where a cow , birds , traditional village girl and boys the serene sky and clear water are part and parcel of .

Shannon T
Shannon T

The best part is the cow chilling at the end of the pier. Fabulous.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

A lovely photo Giancarlo. Congratulations and with the birds adding the peace and tranquility to the photo.

Ran Xu
Ran Xu

wonderful sight view

Keith Batchelor
Keith Batchelor

A fantastic shot.  Congratulations on being the "Photo of the Day".  You deserve it. 

Zachary Lough
Zachary Lough

The lazy cow in the background is the best. After feasting on every corner of the image my gaze lands lazily on the cow :)

Garima Sharma
Garima Sharma

Love this picture! Beautiful backdrop of hills, lake and blue sky with birds and the lady adding life to this pic.. 

It looks like a painting, everything at right place :)

Once again
Once again

love that photo  :)

the blue sky ,the mountain the lady and the children every detail is in the right position and above all the flying birds.great

Prasad Prsamy
Prasad Prsamy

Veru Nice Art work of the person behind the camers.

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

My eyes are drawn to those mountains and the birds, I love it.

Klando Vs
Klando Vs

You must not take pictures in the holy place in India, in all the ghate you can see a sign in english where say that it is not allow take pictures there. 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I know that Pushkar lake is in India, but where I'm not sure. The photograph is really good, with a clear day to take it in. The indian woman in her colorful  cotten sari is so typical of of what one sees all over the country there, Also the cow taking a rest some distance away, is too a common sight. The houses,hills and flying birds, make for a good clear day picture. j.e.s.    p.s. I think those are cocoanuts at her feet........    

Janice H.
Janice H.

Lovely, inspiring and fascinating!

Giselle Belaval
Giselle Belaval

que maravilla, I can almost feel the warmth's air   

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