16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Annointment festival at Karnataka

Caption: "Abhisekha" In Sanskrit language "Abhisekha" means annointment. In the small town of Shravanbelagola in Karnataka,the 57 feet monolith of the Lord "Bahuvali" is being annointed once in every 12 years. People of Jain community visit this place during this sacred occasion. Here, Lord Bahuvali is annointed with milk,at the sight of which the devotees are in ecstatic mood .

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Shravanbelagola, India
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Sunayana Dhang