Hijabs to Habits: Religious Dress

Muslims to Jews, Sikhs to Mormons--the distinctive garb of the world's religions

Fashions of Faith

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The glorious colours on display of the local tribal women attending the Camel festival in the city of Pushkar, western Rajasthan, India on March 30, 2007. According to legend, Lord Brahma was flying over the Rajasthan desert on his swan, when some petals fell from his hand and drifted down. Miraculously, blue lakes sprang up where the flowers had touched the soft sands. Just then, Lord Brahma realised that this was the auspicious moment to perform a fire sacrifice or yagna. He landed near one of the lakes, completed the powerful ritual and, thus, laid the groundwork for the first Pushkar Fair. Ever since then, when the full moon shines on Purnima during the autumn period of kartik, the desert tribes meet to commemorate this epic event. (Gavin Quirke/WpN )
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