17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Praying with emotions

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. When i was trying to compose my shot, i saw these two men going towards the idol, with some anticipation i stood there waiting for them to get closer to the idol. The results were relly good as i got shots of them praying the idol by falling on its feet

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