Hindus are great believers in God and when misfortunes befall , they take vows that when their wishes are fulfilled they will go to the temple and perform certain rituals that they have promised to God. It could be anything from illness to getting married or financial troubles etc. Here a lady took a vow to climb all the 300 steps to the temple on the hill coating each step with Kumkum(red powder) and Turmeric(yellow) powder. The kumkum stands for our emotions or inner wisdom and the turmeric powder stands for our inner purity and on the negative side, for our inner pride and egoism.
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jacquest (18871) 2012-09-10 17:59
The image depicts very well the making of the woman's vow with the colored bags of powder. Her colorful sari adds to the composition. The little boy adds movement in her environment.
Have a great day
pajaran (55013) 2012-09-10 21:32
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst, lepa narodna nosnja.
Good shot and composition, beautiful colors.
Good article, beautiful national costumes.
All the best.
jadesgran (5369) 2012-09-10 21:43
An interesting note - Thankyou.
How well you have captured this scene,made more prominent with the striking colour of the lady`s dress and her adornments.Added interest with the little boy`s movement.
Best Wishes Gladys.
batalay (36958) 2012-09-10 21:48
An engaging, but all too brief, essay highlights this photograph. You had an ideal vantage point to show the devout woman and child making their way up the steps. The colors and resolution are excellent.
marcan44 (6301) 2012-09-10 22:32
bella inquadratura dall'alto che dimostra la devozione della donna che adempie al suo voto perchè qualcuno (Dio)
ha esaudito i suo desideri.
Uno spaccato di vita quotidiana colto con grande timing e perfetta rappresentazione.
A nice day
Nicou (130007) 2012-09-11 0:36
quelle compo et scène sueporbe iamge de cette dame et son enfant tout baissée en plein travail avec ces couleurs vivies sueprbe iamge.
bravo et amitié
bayno (18344) 2012-09-11 1:00
you captured very well a beautiful moment, the colors are attractive and vivid, precise cut and super sharp, my silversmith for having escaped an accident has made a lot of miles on their knees around a temple...
fabbs99 (16817) 2012-09-11 1:08
Hello Mr Lakshmi
Nice shot with the lady completing her prayers or may be proceeding towards the Temple.Good colors and perspective.TFS.
Regds and best wishes
baddori (20011) 2012-09-11 2:48
I am a practicing Catholic believer.
The "meaning" of the transcendent is in man.
Beautiful note, the "gifts" c are spices and worldwide restaurants with Indian cuisine famous.
The color of the spices, the devotion the excellent presentation.
Graal (100106) 2012-09-11 3:32
another interesting scene, good captured and informations in note. Fine colours. Well stopped motion and done photo.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (62879) 2012-09-11 7:25
Only your most enlighting note gave me a whole different perspective about this photo, Lakshmi.
Interersting to know.
The picture itself has a dominating purple color, her Sari, and good dynamic scale by the boy aside her.
bukitgolfb301 (37718) 2012-09-11 20:42
Hi NAMASKAR dear Lakshmi
Ya I understand very well for this situation, as we, Japanese, Budiist are same. So in that sense we are very close friend. Very sharp and clear image as usual. Great moment you have gotten indeed. Thanks for your shring with great posting and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-09-12 10:34
I like this reportage picture with the manners of the people from that part of the world. Well done! TFS!
All the best!
nikkitta (16758) 2012-09-12 16:20
Interesting note to present this good capture of daily life in India, almost can smell odors and felt the noise and voices
Great to blur the boy so our attention is in the woman and her colorful dress and moving geste
Greetings and TFS
gildasjan (42468) 2012-09-14 6:43
Une belle scène de vie figée au bon moment avec la main de cette femme qui je suppose est en train de récupérer une petite chose tombée.Beau flou de mouvement de ce jeune garçon.
jhm (144204) 2012-09-15 1:15
Maybe for the people a very good sign, when she believe in God.
A splendid daily life image with the woman and the guy in full action.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
maloutim (9639) 2012-09-30 17:32
Lovely photo of another Indian tradition I didn't know of.
Thanks to TE, I am learning a lot about the Indian civilization, and will be able to observe better when I go back next March :-)
I like the way you captured the lady totally absorbed in her religious ritual. As for the cheerful colours of her sari and flower garland, they make a great contrast with her jetblack hair.
Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
kordinator (20149) 2012-10-14 2:15
Nice shot with the lady completing her prayers or may be proceeding towards the Temple.
The colors and resolution are excellent.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-11-03 10:29
سلام دوست من
تبریک محیط جالب از نمای کار مادر و فرزند
mesutilgim (89070) 2012-11-10 13:55
Very nice entry with good photographic quality and interesting notes. Again a perfect TE entry, as it should be.
TFS and have a nice weekend
clic (16074) 2012-11-11 7:59
Two generations side-by side; the first quite attentive to the ceremonial and the second, expressing ingenuousness of youth!
Those two, side by side, form an intense and colorful aura of blood relationship and passing-down tuition!
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-12 22:50
You have presented to us a very interesting and perfectly illustrated story about Indian daily life. Good composition, well chosen moment, vivid colors, great dynamism and perfect quality of the picture!
John_F_Kennedy (43413) 2013-10-25 6:59
Good framing for this good portrait, very nice documented