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INDIA/
RTXYXXQ
April 24, 2013
A transgender wearing white saree reacts to the camera during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam...
Koovagam, India
A transgender wearing white saree reacts to the camera during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam...
A transgender wearing white saree reacts to the camera during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. The white saree symbolizes widowhood. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXO
April 24, 2013
Transgenders wearing white sarees, which symbolizes widowhood, walk through a field during the annual...
Koovagam, India
Transgenders wearing white sarees, which symbolizes widowhood, walk through a field during the annual...
Transgenders wearing white sarees, which symbolizes widowhood, walk through a field during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXJ
April 24, 2013
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village,...
Koovagam, India
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village...
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXG
April 24, 2013
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village,...
Koovagam, India
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village...
Transgenders wear white sarees symbolizing widowhood during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXD
April 24, 2013
A transgender goes into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch...
Koovagam, India
A transgender goes into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch...
A transgender goes into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXC
April 24, 2013
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival...
Koovagam, India
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival...
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXXB
April 24, 2013
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival...
Koovagam, India
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival...
Transgenders go into trance as they mourn the death of warrior god Aravan during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXYXWZ
April 24, 2013
An idol of warrior god Aravan is kept in a chariot during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village,...
Koovagam, India
An idol of warrior god Aravan is kept in a chariot during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village...
An idol of warrior god Aravan is kept in a chariot during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam village, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu April 24, 2013. Transgenders and transvestites gather in the village every year to participate in the reenactment of the tale of Indian epic Mahabharata, in which they play the bride of warrior god Aravan and later mourn his death through ritualistic dances, according to a villager. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTR46SZ
April 24, 2002
Eunuchs gather to celebrate the marriage anniversary of Hindu Lord
Krishna with King Aravanan in the...
Koovagam, Republic of India
INDIAN EUNUCHS GATHER TO CELEBRATE A FESTIVAL IN KOOVAGAM VILLAGE.
Eunuchs gather to celebrate the marriage anniversary of Hindu Lord
Krishna with King Aravanan in the village of Koovagam in the southern
Indian state of Tamil Nadu, April 24, 2002. According to the Hindu
legend, Lord Krishna took the form of a maiden named 'Mohini' and
married the King in order to win the war of the Mahabharatha, an epic
mythological tale. REUTERS/George Francis

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INDIA
RTXJN09
April 20, 2000
An eunuch (R), dressed up as a bride, greets "Aravanan" during a ceremony reenacting the wedding of...
Koovagam, India
An eunuch (R), dressed up as a bride, greets "Aravanan" during a ceremony reenacting the wedding of.....
An eunuch (R), dressed up as a bride, greets "Aravanan" during a ceremony reenacting the wedding of Hindu god Lord Krishna at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state April 19. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna took the form of a maiden named Mohini and married Aravanan, to win the war for the Pandavas. The eunuch community consider themselves as re-incarnation of Lord Krishna and perform the wedding ritual at Koovagam on the full moon day in the Tamil calendar month of Chitirai every year. Eunuchs are castrated men used to serve as harem attendants or as a functionaries in certain Asian courts.
INDIA
RTXJN07
April 20, 2000
An eunuch dresses up as a bride at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state, about 200 kilometres...
Koovagam, India
An eunuch dresses up as a bride at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state, about 200 k.....
An eunuch dresses up as a bride at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state, about 200 kilometres from Madras city April 19. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna took the form of a maiden named Mohini and married Aravanan, to win the war for the Pandavas. The eunuch community consider themselves as re-incarnation of Lord Krishna and perform the wedding ritual at Koovagam on the full moon day in the Tamil calendar month of Chitirai every year. Eunuchs are castrated men used to serve as harem attendants or as a functionaries in certain Asian courts.
INDIA
RTR3BHX
April 20, 2000
An eunuch dresses up as a bride at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state, about 200 kilometres...
Koovagam, Republic of India
A EUNUCH DRESSES UP AS A BRIDE IN KOOVAGAM.
An eunuch dresses up as a bride at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state, about 200 kilometres from Madras city April 19. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna took the form of a maiden named Mohini and married Aravanan, to win the war for the Pandavas. The eunuch community consider themselves as re-incarnation of Lord Krishna and perform the wedding ritual at Koovagam on the full moon day in the Tamil calendar month of Chitirai every year. Eunuchs are castrated men used to serve as harem attendants or as a functionaries in certain Asian courts.

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INDIA
RTR3BHR
April 20, 2000
An eunuch (R), dressed up as a bride, greets "Aravanan" during a ceremony reenacting the wedding of Hindu...
Koovagam, Republic of India
A EUNUCH DRESSES UP AS A BRIDE GREETS "ARAVANAN" IN KOOVAGAM.
An eunuch (R), dressed up as a bride, greets "Aravanan" during a ceremony reenacting the wedding of Hindu god Lord Krishna at Koovagam village in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state April 19. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna took the form of a maiden named Mohini and married Aravanan, to win the war for the Pandavas. The eunuch community consider themselves as re-incarnation of Lord Krishna and perform the wedding ritual at Koovagam on the full moon day in the Tamil calendar month of Chitirai every year. Eunuchs are castrated men used to serve as harem attendants or as a functionaries in certain Asian courts.

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