Two men wrestle during a festival in Himachal Pradesh, which means “region of snowy mountains.” This resort area in the foothills of the Himalaya is an Indian favorite. (Photographer: Himanshu Khagta, My Shot) via National Geographic
The ritual dance of the Sufi sect, a mystical branch of Islam, was created in Konya 700 years ago by the Persian poet Rumi. Practitioners, dubbed “whirling dervishes” by early European travelers, believe the act of repeatedly spinning allows them to forget their earthly body and move closer to God. (Photographer: Eda Kaya, My Shot) via National Geographic.