The city of Puri in the Indian state of Orissa (in the old transcription as Odisha) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is an Indian Mecca, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually flock. Imagine a marathon in 60-100-200km when you have on your shoulder a ritual stick with pots filled with some substance weighing 4-8kg. And you walk barefoot all day on sometimes hot asphalt.
In this marathon, it is not known for what sins women are involved. And when you look at their tired faces, you involuntarily feel their anguish. But those who descended from the distance can not be seen. Surrender is not accepted.
It’s interesting to talk with Indians. They are very simple and direct. We present you scenes from our walks through Puri.