12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

The man in the center of the image is a dedicated devotee of this religious occasion, the Annakut, rice offering to the deity Madanmohan, alternative form of Lord Krishna. The man is not begging for alms, he is begging for a fistful of the holy rice, distributed to devotees by throwing from the window of the temple.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: KOLKATA, India
Camera: NIKON 1 J1
Copyright: © Dhrubasis Pramanik