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Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The temple elephant blesses the devotees with its trunk and the devotees offer coconut to the elephant. This ritual is part of the elephant's daily routine. The close-up of the coconut at it's feet and vermillion powder reflects the simplicity of how wild animals accept the significance of human rituals.

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  • Copyright: Nivi Raghu (nivs24) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 44] (123)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-00-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-02-01 6:34
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