The Bond

  • Season: Season 2024
  • Category: Sports Photography
  • Description: A pehalwan (Indian wrestler) lies on the specially prepared soil inside an Akhada, the wrestling ground. The soil is considered sacred and mixed with various ingredients. The ground is tilled and prepared like a farmer's field. It is claimed that the medicated wrestling ring prevents infection and provides pain relief, making it a holy and pure place.
  • Location: Varanasi, India
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