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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Turmeric Anointment

The image was shot at Shravanbelagola,a little town in Karnataka ,during the "Mahamastakabhisekha" (Head anointment ceremony) of Lord Bahubali.The 80 ft high monolith of Lord Bahubali is anointed once in every 12 years with water,milk,turmeric,saffron and flower.As the turmeric bath begins,the devotees are exalted with religious fervour.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Shravanbelagola, India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Indranil Sengupta