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I got a call from my friend Sam Bajaj that I should rush to Sion Koliwada as they were celebrating the Marriamman Feast and Raja the piercer was there too ..

So I took a ricksha till Sion and from Sion a share a cab I paid Rs 7 and reached Sion Koliwada in time as the piercings were about to begin.

I shot this event last year and I was barefeet this year too .

Sam was waiting for me , but left early I stuck around I regret I was shooting the pulley two guys hanging from a crane , one below the other and missed the piercing of Santosh Hijra who comes from Nasik to get his cheeks pierced with a 18 feet road.

I shot him when he had already inserted the rods ..I shot a lot of hijras and this event I walked till the end when the rods are removed at the Marriamman temple of Sion Koliwada , once again I went into a trance when the hypnotic drums began to play and fell to the floor on my head .'

I shot the removal of the rods the hooks possession tongue piercing women carrying hot pots on their heads ..

The hijras would not leave me and one of them to my surprise was Sona Hijra from Kamathipura Hijra Gully no 1 we were meeting after a very long time..

I normally tire out shooting this event and abort it in between and rush home , this time I fortified myself and shot the entire celebrations.. most of the crowds knew me and took care of me .. offering me water..cold drinks.

I shot the Marriamman temple and met the head of the temple Mr Bala ..

The removal of the rods was quite incredible year this is my new set at Flickr,com a 16 GB card I shot ..in a few hours.


Picture is of a Chattri the man has 108 rods in his body pierced from all sides..he is a human peacock...

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