Brahmin blowing conch shell, illustration

Brahmin blowing conch shell, illustration

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Caption: Brahmin blowing conch shell. 19th Century illustration of a 'Bhojaki' blowing a conch shell near a temple. Bhojaki are brahmin (priests) who serve the Devi temples of Northern Panjab and Kangra, India. Image from 'Tashrih al-aqvam, an account of origins and occupations of some of the sects, castes and tribes of India' (1825).

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