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Offering Kumkma Water

Rituals are in the centre of everything we do, the way we live and it is something which we should continue following. It is our responsibility to pass on our culture and all the rituals to the next generation so that it can live for many more years to come. This was shot in a small town of Karnataka, Shravanabelagola, where thousands of devotees especially from Jain religion come every month to offer their prayers to Lord Bahubhali. At this time the prist was offering kumkma water (red) right onto the idol feet, a memorable moment

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Shravanabelagola, India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Vinod Kulkarni