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Water and The Sacred
a photographic exhibition by Claude Renault
Agra: Praying
10 Agra: Praying

Morning. A woman praying to gods alongside the Sacred Yamuna river, one of the seven sacred rivers in the country, during the "Ganga" festival in Agra.

Agra came to its own when Shah Jahan ascended to the throne of the Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The monument is magnificent, and is usually photographed from the front. I thought that changing the perspective and including the people in the river in the morning light (6.50a.m.), might give it a more real, lively look.

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