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Bronze 2022 People / Culture

Offering Kumkma Water

  • Photographer
    Vinod Kulkarni
  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Culture

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.

A passionate & serious photographer who loves to capture nature, landscape, wildlife (incl macro), architecture & cityscape. For me, photography is one of the best ways to capture a moment that will neither reoccur naturally nor can be recreated by us artificially.