Women Washing in the Sacred Lake, India

Women Washing in the Sacred Lake, India

I climbed up into a crumbling tower of one of the ghats (set of stone steps descending to water) to get a better view of Pushkar Lake.

The lake is considered very sacred to Hindus, and legend says that it formed from a lotus dropped by Lord Brahma.

Through one of the old windows I saw these women washing at the lake's edge below, and I liked the triptych that was formed with the other two windows, one showing sky and the other a view of a temple.

It's a view that probably hasn't changed much in thousands of years.

E. F. L. pembroke

photographs from here and there