India. A land of 1,652 languages, the birthplace of religions, and a civilization that's over 5,000 years old. Imagine, one in five humans on earth is Indian. Their sprit, embodied by the three colors of their national flag: Saffron - for courage and sacrifice. White - for truth and peace, And green - for faith, fertility, and chivalry.  Pictured - The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

India. A land of 1,652 languages, the birthplace of religions, and a civilization that's over 5,000 years old. Imagine, one in five humans on earth is Indian. Their sprit, embodied by the three colors of their national flag: Saffron - for courage and sacrifice. White - for truth and peace, And green - for faith, fertility, and chivalry.  Pictured - The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 Jaipur, India's "Pink City". The city where everyone marries.

Jaipur, India's "Pink City". The city where everyone marries.

 Jaipur's Hawa Mahal Palace. Built to obscure the view of the royal women inside, but allowing them to see out at the street festivals. 

Jaipur's Hawa Mahal Palace. Built to obscure the view of the royal women inside, but allowing them to see out at the street festivals. 

 Jaipur's Lake Palace

Jaipur's Lake Palace

 Sarina & Rajat's wedding, day 1 of 4. Welcoming night. Guests arrive for Mendhi - henna tattooing. 

Sarina & Rajat's wedding, day 1 of 4. Welcoming night. Guests arrive for Mendhi - henna tattooing. 

 Rebecca Arnold, Sarina Jain and Rajat Jain. We put this album together for fun. To show the wedding, and a little of Rebecca's 3 week trip to India.

Rebecca Arnold, Sarina Jain and Rajat Jain. We put this album together for fun. To show the wedding, and a little of Rebecca's 3 week trip to India.

 Haldi. Hindu wedding ritual where turmeric past is spread on the wedding couple for good luck and good health.

Haldi. Hindu wedding ritual where turmeric past is spread on the wedding couple for good luck and good health.

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 Mendhi, henna tattoos.

Mendhi, henna tattoos.

 Haldi; the groom, Rajat, gets turmeric paste put on his face for good luck and health.  

Haldi; the groom, Rajat, gets turmeric paste put on his face for good luck and health.  

 Sarina and her auntie, during Haldi.

Sarina and her auntie, during Haldi.

 Haldi, turmeric paste is spread on the bride for good luck and good health.

Haldi, turmeric paste is spread on the bride for good luck and good health.

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 Night 2: Sufi Night - Sarina wears a Sufi styled outfit for a night of feasting and dancing. 

Night 2: Sufi Night - Sarina wears a Sufi styled outfit for a night of feasting and dancing. 

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 Sarina has her own Masala Bhangra dance workout company and teaches it all around the world. Here her friends, ambassadors from multiple countries, dance Bhangra for everyone.

Sarina has her own Masala Bhangra dance workout company and teaches it all around the world. Here her friends, ambassadors from multiple countries, dance Bhangra for everyone.

 Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 

Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 

  Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony.     

Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 

 

 Groom Rajat with Sarina's nephew. 

Groom Rajat with Sarina's nephew. 

 The bride, dressed in a Lengha, about to make her entrance. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

The bride, dressed in a Lengha, about to make her entrance. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

 Sarina and the men. Friends and family, about to escort her to the wedding ceremony. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

Sarina and the men. Friends and family, about to escort her to the wedding ceremony. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

 Heading to the wedding tents.

Heading to the wedding tents.

 The bride is carried to the wedding sight.

The bride is carried to the wedding sight.

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 The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

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 Sarina's mom and aunties 

Sarina's mom and aunties 

 Friends dancing after the wedding 

Friends dancing after the wedding 

 A friend gives a speech just before the cake cutting.

A friend gives a speech just before the cake cutting.

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 Sarina & Rajat. Photo credit Editmaster

Sarina & Rajat. Photo credit Editmaster

 Married. Photo credit: Editmaster

Married. Photo credit: Editmaster

 Rebecca went on to tour India for 2 more weeks. Photographing mustard flowers in Rajasthan.

Rebecca went on to tour India for 2 more weeks. Photographing mustard flowers in Rajasthan.

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 Turban tying styles denote which tribe a man is from. 

Turban tying styles denote which tribe a man is from. 

 Tribal women in Rajasthan do incredible textile work. Keeping old traditions alive, as supported by nonprofits on the ground who connect them with fabric buyers. 

Tribal women in Rajasthan do incredible textile work. Keeping old traditions alive, as supported by nonprofits on the ground who connect them with fabric buyers. 

 Girl with baby at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

Girl with baby at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

 Rebecca does pro bono nonprofit photography annually. Here she works with UNICEF India. For more info see "About" - "Nonprofits" in menu.

Rebecca does pro bono nonprofit photography annually. Here she works with UNICEF India. For more info see "About" - "Nonprofits" in menu.

 Selling snacks outside a temple

Selling snacks outside a temple

 A giant vat of hot milk with saffron and almonds. A local drink in Jaisalmer, near the Pakistani boarder.

A giant vat of hot milk with saffron and almonds. A local drink in Jaisalmer, near the Pakistani boarder.

 Preparing basic food like dhal and rice at a temple in the middle of busy Jaipur streets.

Preparing basic food like dhal and rice at a temple in the middle of busy Jaipur streets.

 Deep inside Bapu Bazar women are shown choices of colorful sari's. 

Deep inside Bapu Bazar women are shown choices of colorful sari's. 

 Where the locals get Masala Chai (Chai spiced tea). Served in a small shot glass. Black tea with spices boils on the left, hot milk on the right. 

Where the locals get Masala Chai (Chai spiced tea). Served in a small shot glass. Black tea with spices boils on the left, hot milk on the right. 

 Tribal women in rural Rajasthan 

Tribal women in rural Rajasthan 

 Cheeky monkey at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

Cheeky monkey at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

 Rebecca also volunteered with WildlifeSOS.org in Agra, India. A wonderful nonprofit that rescues 'dancing (sloth) bears' and mistreated elephants from inhumane conditions.

Rebecca also volunteered with WildlifeSOS.org in Agra, India. A wonderful nonprofit that rescues 'dancing (sloth) bears' and mistreated elephants from inhumane conditions.

 A houseboat excursion on the backwaters of Kerala, in the southern tip of India.

A houseboat excursion on the backwaters of Kerala, in the southern tip of India.

 Thank you India.  Sunrise over the lush, tropical mountains of Munnar, in Kerala, India.  To see more nature and nonprofit photos or follow Rebecca on social media, see menu. 

Thank you India.

Sunrise over the lush, tropical mountains of Munnar, in Kerala, India.

To see more nature and nonprofit photos or follow Rebecca on social media, see menu. 

 India. A land of 1,652 languages, the birthplace of religions, and a civilization that's over 5,000 years old. Imagine, one in five humans on earth is Indian. Their sprit, embodied by the three colors of their national flag: Saffron - for courage and sacrifice. White - for truth and peace, And green - for faith, fertility, and chivalry.  Pictured - The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
 Jaipur, India's "Pink City". The city where everyone marries.
 Jaipur's Hawa Mahal Palace. Built to obscure the view of the royal women inside, but allowing them to see out at the street festivals. 
 Jaipur's Lake Palace
 Sarina & Rajat's wedding, day 1 of 4. Welcoming night. Guests arrive for Mendhi - henna tattooing. 
 Rebecca Arnold, Sarina Jain and Rajat Jain. We put this album together for fun. To show the wedding, and a little of Rebecca's 3 week trip to India.
 Haldi. Hindu wedding ritual where turmeric past is spread on the wedding couple for good luck and good health.
RArnold_2015India_Sarina4W8A7344.jpg
 Mendhi, henna tattoos.
 Haldi; the groom, Rajat, gets turmeric paste put on his face for good luck and health.  
 Sarina and her auntie, during Haldi.
 Haldi, turmeric paste is spread on the bride for good luck and good health.
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 Night 2: Sufi Night - Sarina wears a Sufi styled outfit for a night of feasting and dancing. 
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_5893.jpg
 Sarina has her own Masala Bhangra dance workout company and teaches it all around the world. Here her friends, ambassadors from multiple countries, dance Bhangra for everyone.
 Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 
  Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony.     
 Groom Rajat with Sarina's nephew. 
 The bride, dressed in a Lengha, about to make her entrance. Photo credit: Ravi Jain
 Sarina and the men. Friends and family, about to escort her to the wedding ceremony. Photo credit: Ravi Jain
 Heading to the wedding tents.
 The bride is carried to the wedding sight.
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 The wedding ceremony
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RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_6179.jpg
 Sarina's mom and aunties 
 Friends dancing after the wedding 
 A friend gives a speech just before the cake cutting.
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_6377.jpg
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_6519.jpg
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 Sarina & Rajat. Photo credit Editmaster
 Married. Photo credit: Editmaster
 Rebecca went on to tour India for 2 more weeks. Photographing mustard flowers in Rajasthan.
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_6657.jpg
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_9190.jpg
RArnold_2015India_SarinaIMG_1069.jpg
 Turban tying styles denote which tribe a man is from. 
 Tribal women in Rajasthan do incredible textile work. Keeping old traditions alive, as supported by nonprofits on the ground who connect them with fabric buyers. 
 Girl with baby at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 
 Rebecca does pro bono nonprofit photography annually. Here she works with UNICEF India. For more info see "About" - "Nonprofits" in menu.
 Selling snacks outside a temple
 A giant vat of hot milk with saffron and almonds. A local drink in Jaisalmer, near the Pakistani boarder.
 Preparing basic food like dhal and rice at a temple in the middle of busy Jaipur streets.
 Deep inside Bapu Bazar women are shown choices of colorful sari's. 
 Where the locals get Masala Chai (Chai spiced tea). Served in a small shot glass. Black tea with spices boils on the left, hot milk on the right. 
 Tribal women in rural Rajasthan 
 Cheeky monkey at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 
 Rebecca also volunteered with WildlifeSOS.org in Agra, India. A wonderful nonprofit that rescues 'dancing (sloth) bears' and mistreated elephants from inhumane conditions.
 A houseboat excursion on the backwaters of Kerala, in the southern tip of India.
 Thank you India.  Sunrise over the lush, tropical mountains of Munnar, in Kerala, India.  To see more nature and nonprofit photos or follow Rebecca on social media, see menu. 

India. A land of 1,652 languages, the birthplace of religions, and a civilization that's over 5,000 years old. Imagine, one in five humans on earth is Indian. Their sprit, embodied by the three colors of their national flag: Saffron - for courage and sacrifice. White - for truth and peace, And green - for faith, fertility, and chivalry.  Pictured - The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Jaipur, India's "Pink City". The city where everyone marries.

Jaipur's Hawa Mahal Palace. Built to obscure the view of the royal women inside, but allowing them to see out at the street festivals. 

Jaipur's Lake Palace

Sarina & Rajat's wedding, day 1 of 4. Welcoming night. Guests arrive for Mendhi - henna tattooing. 

Rebecca Arnold, Sarina Jain and Rajat Jain. We put this album together for fun. To show the wedding, and a little of Rebecca's 3 week trip to India.

Haldi. Hindu wedding ritual where turmeric past is spread on the wedding couple for good luck and good health.

Mendhi, henna tattoos.

Haldi; the groom, Rajat, gets turmeric paste put on his face for good luck and health.  

Sarina and her auntie, during Haldi.

Haldi, turmeric paste is spread on the bride for good luck and good health.

Night 2: Sufi Night - Sarina wears a Sufi styled outfit for a night of feasting and dancing. 

Sarina has her own Masala Bhangra dance workout company and teaches it all around the world. Here her friends, ambassadors from multiple countries, dance Bhangra for everyone.

Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 

Celebrating the groom's entrance on horse to the wedding ceremony. 

 

Groom Rajat with Sarina's nephew. 

The bride, dressed in a Lengha, about to make her entrance. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

Sarina and the men. Friends and family, about to escort her to the wedding ceremony. Photo credit: Ravi Jain

Heading to the wedding tents.

The bride is carried to the wedding sight.

The wedding ceremony

Sarina's mom and aunties 

Friends dancing after the wedding 

A friend gives a speech just before the cake cutting.

Sarina & Rajat. Photo credit Editmaster

Married. Photo credit: Editmaster

Rebecca went on to tour India for 2 more weeks. Photographing mustard flowers in Rajasthan.

Turban tying styles denote which tribe a man is from. 

Tribal women in Rajasthan do incredible textile work. Keeping old traditions alive, as supported by nonprofits on the ground who connect them with fabric buyers. 

Girl with baby at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

Rebecca does pro bono nonprofit photography annually. Here she works with UNICEF India. For more info see "About" - "Nonprofits" in menu.

Selling snacks outside a temple

A giant vat of hot milk with saffron and almonds. A local drink in Jaisalmer, near the Pakistani boarder.

Preparing basic food like dhal and rice at a temple in the middle of busy Jaipur streets.

Deep inside Bapu Bazar women are shown choices of colorful sari's. 

Where the locals get Masala Chai (Chai spiced tea). Served in a small shot glass. Black tea with spices boils on the left, hot milk on the right. 

Tribal women in rural Rajasthan 

Cheeky monkey at Jaipur's Monkey Temple. 

Rebecca also volunteered with WildlifeSOS.org in Agra, India. A wonderful nonprofit that rescues 'dancing (sloth) bears' and mistreated elephants from inhumane conditions.

A houseboat excursion on the backwaters of Kerala, in the southern tip of India.

Thank you India.

Sunrise over the lush, tropical mountains of Munnar, in Kerala, India.

To see more nature and nonprofit photos or follow Rebecca on social media, see menu. 

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