Old Delhi, India (2013 & 2016)

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Red Fort, Old Delhi (2013):


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Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi (2016):

This gurudwara (place of worship for Sikhs) was established in 1783 to commemorate the martyrdom the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is situated at the site where Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam. The present structure was built in 1930.


Left: Darbar Sahib (prayer hall). Right: Palki (canopy) housing the Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Scripture of Sikhism, regarded by Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru).


Musicians and singers, near the Palki.



In the community kitchen of the gurudwara, volunteers help prepare free meals for thousands of people needing them. Left: large cauldron filled with lentil soup on powerful burners. Center left: preparing chapati dough. Center right and right: cooking chapatis.


Chaumukha Mandir (Hindu temple), Chawri Bazar, Old Delhi (2016):

Three of the deity statues inside the temple, from left to right: Shiva, Ganesh, and pantheon of deities.


Other views of deity statues in the temple.


In the street outside the temple. Left: deity representation (?) using flowers. Right: green peppers, lemons and flowers mounted on short threads, supposed to keep away the evil eye and jealousy. Most merchants of Chawri Bazar buy one such thread after their morning prayers in a temple and attach it to the front doors of their shops.


Spice bazaar, Old Delhi (2016):

Street in the bazaar (left) and bags of yellow turmeric (right).


Views from a rooftop: delicacies drying on another roof (left) and Jama Masjid seen at a distance (right).


Street scenes, Old Delhi (2013 & 2016):















Cluster of buildings around a courtyard, Old Delhi (2016):






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