A shopkeeper couple pose in their small shop in rural India
A baby rests in a makeshift hammock in a rural farm in India
A woman smiles as she works in fields in rural India
Dark clouds hover over the mountains near Poshina, Gujarat, India
Poshina, a small town situated in Gujarat, India, is home to Adivasi shrines acclaimed for their votive terracotta horses. A growing army of more than 2000 horses surrounds the petite Adivasi shrines. The horses are offered in anticipation of achieving a particular wish or upon fulfillment of a desire, such as childbirth, curing of an illness, sick animals, timely rain, aid in a difficult harvest, and so on.
The term Adivasi means “original inhabitants” and there are a number of Adivasi communities (such as the Garasia, Bhil, Koli, and Rathva) residing in the northern, central and southern part of Gujarat. Most Adivasi communities believe that their gods cannot be represented by images. Instead, they install wooden posts or clay pots as focuses for their prayers.
Capturing the sunrise between balcony pillars at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India
Sunrise from the roof terrace at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India
An arched window at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India reflects the historic palace dome and terrace
Darbargadh Poshina is the remnant of the regal times of Gujarat. The beautiful heritage hotel offers amazing views, lavish charms and a memorable experience including the hospitality of a family that once ruled Poshina for eight generations before independence of India.
In Poshina, Gujarat, India is the Darbargadh Poshina, once a palace, and now a welcoming heritage hotel, with huge gateways, a massive dome, numerous pillars and arches, a pleasant courtyard, gardens, lawns and terraces, owned by the descendants of the Chalukyas, whose empire spread through much of Gujarat and Central India in the 12th century.
About 18 kms from Ambaji, Gujarat, India, Poshina takes one back to the simple beauty of traditional village life. Poshina is home to a tribal shrine where you find the staggering scene of thousands of terracotta horses standing in rows as offerings to the local goddess (images to follow later).
Using a Jeep to its fullest capacity to transport people and farm goods in rural India
As public transportation is sparse in rural India, people use vehicles used for transporting farm goods to hitch a ride
A cow on a rural farm in India watches changing times as a tractor trailer is the new norm for goods transportation
Bullock carts are still used for transporting farm goods in rural India
Captured a rooster fluttering its wings in a rural farm in India
A couple of cows on a rural Indian farm look at the photographer as if posing
It is not unusual to see cows blocking the path even on a well-traveled road in rural India
An egret finds a resting spot on a buffalo calf in rural India