Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: October 20, 2019

Journalism Photography

Lamps that bring people closer

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Lamps Contest Entry 
This is a traditional lamp arrangements for a Hindu festivals. In the prayer room along with the lighting of earthern lamps ( or metal lamps) fruits and sweet eatable are offered to the presiding deity and then the eatables are distributed among present there. In the picture you will also see a metal pot containing holy water sanctified by the priest with a coconut covering it as per the traditional Hindu ritialistic practice.Breaking coconuts means breaking your Ego. The coconut displays the human body and when you break it, it means that you have incorporated yourself into the universe. The three symbols present in coconut are considered as Lord Shiva's eyes. ... Coconut offerings are considered auspicious in social customs.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None General Photography

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