Urban Stories Photography Competition - 3rd Place
Congratulations to Vinod Kulkarni from Bengaluru, India with this image.
Vinod tells us "Location: Shravanabelagola Town, Karnataka State (India)
Equipment: Canon 7D Mark II + 18-200mm Lens
Details: Rituals are at the centre of everything we do, this is the way we all have lived and it will continue for generations to come. 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. The priest was offering kumkma water (red) right onto the idol's feet, a memorable moment. This image also reminds that even though devotees come and go, the ritual has to continue day in and day out and the priest is the one who sacrifices and lives his life serving the almighty.
1st place see HERE
2nd place see HERE
3rd place see HERE
Highly commended images see HERE