bhishti


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bhishti

(ˈbiːstɪ) or

bheesty

n, pl -ties
(formerly in India) a water-carrier
[C18: from Hindi bhīstī, from Persian bihishtī heavenly one, from bihisht paradise]
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His performance art creations that en-capture him taking a 'holy' dip in the polluted river water or going through the ritual of getting his head shaved on the banks of Yamuna or to perform other rituals essential for making his own 'Mashk' (traditional leather water carrier) to turn a 'Bhishti' (the one who offers drinking water from the mashk) seem particularly evocative of the importance of water.