Sadhu sitting under an elephant statue at Jagdish Jain Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Jagdish Temple, also called Temple of Jagannath Rai or Jagdishji, was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 A.D. in the Aryan architectural style. Because the Jain's believe in reincarnation and in reverence for all life they cover their mouths to prevent accidentally swallowing and killing a fly or other airborne insects. (image by Robert Leon)
Sadhu sitting under an elephant statue at Jagdish Jain Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Jagdish Temple, also called Temple of Jagannath Rai or Jagdishji, was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 A.D. in the Aryan architectural style. Because the Jain's believe in reincarnation and in reverence for all life they cover their mouths to prevent accidentally swallowing and killing a fly or other airborne insects.
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