India of 60 Photos and some stories

Photo reportage by Wiesław Sadurski.


Nandin Shiva Bull, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Nandin Shiva Bull

Chanting Krishna Monks, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Chanting Krishna Monks

Nandin Shiva Bulls, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Nandin Shiva Bulls

Swami on bike and Cow on the street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Swami on bike and Cow on the street

Auroville Banyan Tree, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Auroville Banyan Tree

NANDIN is the name of a white bull, which represents the liberated human soul, on whom rides Shiva. Which means that Lord Shiva is the protector and the embodiment of Dharma and justice. Note bells and garlands of flowers on the painted corners. He looked me in the eye, when photographed, he led me looked as if he wanted me to remember.

Two days later, I saw him harnessed to the car, shot the photo and I walked on, when suddenly he punched me in the face with a garland of rings. I wipe the blood from broken lips when villager walks, releases a bull with a harness that goes into the street. I'm showing peasant my face, finger pointing bull. - Nandin? Nandin? - calls peasant in disbelief, and falls at my feet.

There are already around a bunch of people, a boy translates into English, that hitting by the bull of Shiva is a great blessing. I change the paper handkerchiefs, l stop rickshaw, I'm going to the ashram. The driver argues that I should go to the hospital, but I know that my wounds heal quickly.

I wash the face, sit at the stone table in the courtyard of the ashram and write in a notebook. A bit broken nose and upper lip, swollen left cheek.

Under the holy mountain Arunachala events are mesured by heart. Bulls and cows in India are gentle, Nandin wanted to rid himselves of the flies, and woke me up just by the way. And woke up to what? To eternal life?


Wiesław Sadurski at Banyan Tree, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Wiesław Sadurski at Banyan Tree

Shy Beautiful, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Shy Beautiful

Little Indian Hut, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Little Indian Hut

India Street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Street

India Pongal Kitchen, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Pongal Kitchen

My Feet and Friendly Dogs, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

My Feet and Friendly Dogs

India divine face, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India divine face

Cherry Flowers along the indian street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Cherry Flowers along the indian street

Bougainvilla Flowers in the Sky photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Bougainvilla Flowers in the Sky

Chearful Crowd India Street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Chearful Crowd India Street

Gingee Fort, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Gingee Fort

Crocks on Rocks, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Crocks on Rocks

Gingee Fort Valley View, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Gingee Fort Valley View

Gingee Fort Valley View Kalyana Mahal, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Gingee Fort Valley View Kalyana Mahal

Banyan Trees at Gingee Fort, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Banyan Trees at Gingee Fort

Wiesław Sadurski at Gingee Fort, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Wiesław Sadurski at Gingee Fort

Burning Garbage on a street corner, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Burning Garbage on a street corner

The gutter along the street photo by Wiesław Sadurski

The gutter along the street

Indian meadow, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Indian meadow

Dogs on indian garbage, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Dogs on indian garbage

Morning indian street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Morning indian street

Morning indian street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Morning indian street

Flowers on Cow shit create a mandala, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Flowers on Cow shit create a mandala

India Kids, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Kids

Indian Lady with Cow and Calf, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Indian Lady with Cow and Calf

India Kids, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Kids

Mangroves, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Mangroves

Green India Fields, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Green India Fields

Lake Landscape, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Lake Landscape

Lake Landscape 2, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Lake Landscape 2

Great Rock of the Horizon, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Great Rock of the Horizon

Indian Countryside, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Countryside

Indian Seaside Countryside, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

India Seaside Countryside

Wetlands 1, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Wetlands 1

Wetlands 2, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Wetlands 2

Wetlands 3, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Wetlands 3

Patrycja Nitya, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Patrycja Nitya

Morning Glory Horizon, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Morning Glory Horizon

Morning Indian Street, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Morning Indian Street


People in Ashram

People in Ashram

Patrycja Wieslaw, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Patrycja Wieslaw

Peru Street Sunset, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Peru Street Sunset

Pondicherry Gandhi Statue, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Pondicherry Gandhi Statue

Pondicherry Governement Building, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Pondicherry Governement Building

Pondicherry Park, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Pondicherry Park

Kids 02, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Kids 02

Kids 05, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Kids 05

Kennin-ji Kids 07, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Kids 07

Girl Young, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Girl Young

Waiting for Puja, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Waiting for Puja

Stefan at a banyan tree, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Stefan at a banyan tree

Psinka, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Psinka

Old Hut and New House, photo by Wiesław Sadurski

Old Hut and New House

Waiting for a food

Waiting for a food

Arunachala White Temple

Arunachala White Temple

Arunachala behind the tree

Arunachala behind the tree