Here the kid is wearing NAMAM on his forehead. Namam consists of three vertical lines joined at the base, the two outer whitelines signifying the worship of Brahama and Vishnu and the red centerline signifying the worship Mahalakshmi. The Namam(thirumann) signifies the fact the men and women of this world will all be transformed.
Melukote (Kannada: ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ) in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district, Karnataka, in southern India, is one of the sacred places in Karnataka. The place is also known as Thirunarayanapuram. It is built on rocky hills, known as Yadavagiri or Yadugiri, overlooking the Cauvery valley. Melukote is about 51 km (32 miles) from Mysore and 133 km (83 mi) from Bangalore. It is a sacred pilgrim centre.
Melukote is the location of the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, with a collection of crowns and jewels which are brought to the temple for the annual celebration. On the top of the hill is the temple of Yoganarasimha. Many more shrines and ponds are located in the town. Melukote is home to the Academy of Sanskrit Research, which has collected thousands of manuscripts.
Early in the 12th century, the famous Srivaishnava saint Sri Ramanujacharya, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, stayed at Melukote for about 12 years. It has thus become a prominent centre of the Srivaishnava sect.
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jacquest (18869) 2011-11-08 3:52
Another very nice portrait with this women and her child. Very good colors and remarquable sharpness. You have captured the expressions very well.
Have a nice day
rmajum (1151) 2011-11-08 4:02
Nice portrait of natural expressions on the face of the child and the mother. Excellent clarity and balance of colours. The note gives us the detail about the Tilaks worn in South India.
With best regards
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-08 4:16
a beautiful double portraits with attractive composition and lovely details, superb timing and POV, the colours and sharpness are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
ikeharel (61523) 2011-11-08 4:29
Traditional custom well explained, Lakshmi, and the pic. show a nice face's expression, fine clearity and colors.
snunney (88421) 2011-11-08 4:32
A very good portrait of mother and child; excellent colours and sharpness. Superb facial expressions full of life.
Sergiom (65323) 2011-11-08 4:59
Une mère très fière et un fils très heureux d'être dans ses bras. Un portrait très bien réalisé.
bayno (18344) 2011-11-08 8:15
dear Lakshmi, this is beautiful double portrait, I like the contrast between the traditional dress of the mother and the child's dress Continental, but I want to give you some advice if you want to cultivate have the best possible passion for photography, you absolutely must learn to use Unsharp mask in Photoshop, if you can not able, I very happy to give you some suggestions, I propose a simple WS hope you do not mind, best regards, Valter
saxo042 (37602) 2011-11-08 8:17
This is an excellent composition with the two main crossing lines here. I see one line along the head of the mother and down through the boy´s leg. There is another line from the boy´s head and down along the stone wall. Very pleasant colours too!
vasilpro (41091) 2011-11-08 8:37
Wonderful portraits of a mother and her child, lovely scene, excellent light management, natural colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2011-11-08 10:19
a nice double portrait with the mother and child. Nice moment collected. The contrast may be a bit high. Otherwise it is a superb daily life from this temple. Tfs.
adramad (39770) 2011-11-08 11:05
A magnificent portrait of the mother and child, a very spontaneous with great clarity that allows us to recreate all the details, the light is perfectly controlled and also gives a nice colorful natural.
pajaran (54177) 2011-11-08 11:19
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i narodnom obicaju ...
Dobar snimak majke sa detetom, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan i vreme.
Very interesting and good article on the place and folk custom ...
Good shot a mother and child, beautiful images.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display.
Have a nice day and time.
All the best.
danyy (0) 2011-11-09 0:12
une photo très rituelle et une note qui explique les raisons de ces maquillages dans un pays ou beaucoup de choses ont encore un sens.
Une photo parfaite sur le plan de l'exposition.
Nicou (127916) 2011-11-09 1:01
Très belle compo et iamge touchante cette mère et son enfant, qeulle belle attitude, quelle couleur et captage, spelendide.
bravo et amitié
marcan44 (6299) 2011-11-09 1:18
a very nice portrait of mother and child.
Great clarity and colors.
Interesting note on the meaning of the lines NAMAN on the forehead of the child.
Very well done
Have a nice day
danos (89657) 2011-11-10 0:26
nice the portrait of the mother with her child to pose so cute in front of your lens.I like the backdrop of the image as brings out the details of the image.Well done.
Silvio1953 (128479) 2011-11-10 11:46
Ciao Lakshmi, lovely family composition with fantastic expressions, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (58775) 2011-11-10 11:48
I love shots of this kind
wonderful portraits of this
lady and her kid,all the
details are very wellcomposed
superb timing and pov
delpeoples (54471) 2011-11-10 23:17
Aw what a cute scene, mother and son. I like her traditional costume alot, they are always so beautiful and dazzling. The Naman on the forehead is also very interesting, so I thank you also for your instructive note.
Have a good weekend and TFS
jmdias (58171) 2011-11-29 15:44
another beautiful portrait. perfect framing, light, sharpness and etc.. the cultural signs are present and make the compo more special. TFS.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-03-09 20:07
Hello Dear Lakshmi!
Here is another fine portrait taken at a very close distance. A mother and child, they look so pleased and satisfied. Since I am not good at taking portrait of people or taking photos in general, it is always very nice to find portraiture done well. The double portrait is even more difficult. The photo captures a very well chosen moment with a very nicely chosen angle. I love the expression found on the face of the mother as much as on the child. The lovely moment is captured with care. You must have enjoyed the moment, and now we get to enjoy the result. This is a type of scene I would have shied away from, but you didn’t I like the photo, it is very nicely taken and presented.
With my best and warm regards,
Have a very nice Friday evening, Lakshmi