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29 award-winning photographs that celebrate India's amazing diversity; one image for every state

The 29 images are the award-winning entries representing every state of India from the 2014 India Weaved in Frames contest.


Updated:January 25, 2016, 2:09 PM IST

India is a vast land encompassing a huge diversty in landscape, people and cultures. Immagine, a Kerala-based non profit organisation, is seeking to weave that vivacious variety in a hand-picked collection of images that showcase the wonder that is India.

In its second edition, the India Weaved in Frames photography contest is now inviting entries from the world over for images that represent each of the Indian states and the Union Territories.

The 29 images below are the award-winning entries representing every state of India from the 2014 India Weaved in Frames contest (Telangana, India's newest state, wasn't there in the inaugural contest). Scroll down to vote for your favourite.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachali child. Photographer: Gagam Jamoh, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

God on the Streets: A scene from Bonalu, a festival of the goddess Mahakali, celebrated in Andhra in the month of July/August. Photographer: Sai Kiran Kotakonda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh


Nashoni (female Bihu dancer) wrapped in thoughts. Photographer: Abhigyan Sarmah, Sivasagar, Assam


The yearning. Photographer: Nayanjyoti Bordoloi, Johrat, Assam


Life: Chirimiri, a small sleepy town in Chhattisgarh, mostly famous for its vast coal reserves. Photographer: Pingal Chanda, Korea, Chhattisgarh


Dawn salute: Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi. Photographer: Mayank Singh, New Delhi


Inspiring fire: A beach at Goa. Photographer: Febin Kurian Francis, Kottayam, Kerala


The duo. A pair of blackbuck from the Kanjari Deer Sanctuary near the Thol Bird Sanctuary. Photographer: Pratikkumar A Bhatt, Ahmedabad, Guajrat


Dawn ablaze: Kurukshetra. Photographer: Amulak Singh, Kurukshetra, Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Valley of dreams. Shea Goru (Cold Valley) in Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh. Photographer: Subhadip Choudhury, Shillong, Meghalaya

Jammu & Kashmir

Heavenly reflections: Srinagar's Dal Lake. Photographer: Vishnu AR, Ernakulam, Kerala


The kill. A goat taken away for sacrifice. Photographer: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand


Enthralling dawns: Believed to be the birthplace of lord Hanuman, Anjanadri Hills is located 3 kilometres from the famous Anegundi village between Koppal and Bellary districts of Karnataka. Photographer: Adarsh Murthy, Bengaluru, Karnataka


Great proportions: A temple elephant. Photographer: Subin Pullazhy, Thrissur, Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

Blissful aura: Jahangir Mahal at Orchha. Photograph: Sudhir Gotmare, Nagpur, Maharashtra


Vivacious beginning. Gudhi Padva. Photographer: Milind Bhimrao Shirsat, Thane, Maharashtra


Ima Keithel - the Manipuri Mother's Market in Imphal's Khwairamband Bazaar. The history of this market dates back to the 16th century. Photographer: Maisnam Kulajit Singh, Imphal, Manipur


The causeway to heaven: This wooden bridge is the most prominent feature of the Ward's Lake in Shillong. Photographer: Justerwell L Nonglait, Shillong, Meghalaya


Ouranos of North East: Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. Photographer: Vanlalchungnunga, Aizawl, Mizoram


Eden of North East: The Dzukou Valley on the border of Nagaland and Manipur. Photographer: Dhrubajyoti Debnath, Dharmanagar, Tripura


True reflections: Puri beach. Photographer: Plabon Das, Kolkata, West Bengal


One way. Photographer: Shikhar Sharma, Ludhiana, Punjab


Whirling away: Ghoomar, a traditional folk dance from Udaipur, Rajasthan. Photographer: A Keshav Bharadwaj, Bangalore, Karnataka


The Himalayan treasure: A view of sunrise over Mt Kangchenjunga. This photograph was also the winner of IWIF 2014 award from the 29 winning entries representing each state. Photographer: Biswajit Patra, Khardah, West Bengal

Tamil Nadu

An ocean of faith: The Peruvudaiyar temple at Thanjavur. Photographer: Madhusudanan P, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Ujjayanta Prashad, the erstwhile royal abode of the Manikya kings who ruled over Tripura. Photographer: Abhishek Datta, Dharmanagar, Tripura

Uttar Pradesh

The leap of joy: The Ganga at Varanasi. Photographer: Parag Talukdar, New Delhi


A friend in need is a friend indeed: Elephants at the Corbett National Park. Photographer: Deep Rajwar, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

West Bengal

Hidden in plain sight – the struggle unseen: A hand-pulled rickshaw in Kolkata. Photographer: Khushiram Pandey, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Images reproduced with permission from Immagine

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