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KUSHI WRESTLER'S AT THULSI GHAT

 

Dawn in Varanasi. As the people of the city begin their day washing in the Ganges, the men from around Tulsi Ghat begin their morning ritual. On a traditional Indian gym, called Akhada. In these Akhadas, men of all ages practice this traditional form of wrestling, named Kushti. The wrestling pit itself is filled with soft earth, refilled at regular intervals from nearby fields. Strict Health and diet regimens dominate your life once you join an Akhara.

Kashi, India

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