Daily Photos 5th year
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5th year Pic 164 - 03-May-2014. Praying... - Banganga, Mumbai
The lady was praying and performing certain rites in the tank at Banganga. The items at the bottom are some of the offerings.
This shot was selected in "X Master Shots" (Leica X series cameras) at The LFI Gallery of Leica Fotografie International.LFI
ADDED:The lady is holding a coconut. A coconut (Sanskrit: narikela) is an essential element of rituals in Hindu tradition. Often it is decorated with bright metal foils and other symbols of auspiciousness. It is offered during worship to a Hindu god or goddess. Irrespective of their religious affiliations, fishermen of India often offer it to the rivers and seas in the hopes of having bountiful catches. Hindus often initiate the beginning of any new activity by breaking a coconut to ensure the blessings of the gods and successful completion of the activity. The Hindu goddess of well-being and wealth, Lakshmi, is often shown holding a coconut.Coconut info
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