Kushti Wrestlers

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Photo by @elijahsol for #burndiary.
Kushti wrestlers wash away red clay accumulated from a long day of training at an Akhara outside of Kolhapur, India. #Kushti is a way of life for the wrestlers – a spiritual sport in the shadow of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god worshipped for strength – who form a brotherhood around their practice, often living together for months or years, full immersion, no half-measures.

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