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Puja for the Goddess

Puja for the Goddess
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Copyright: gloria williams (touristdidi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 1757] (8583)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-17
Categories: Ceremony
Camera: Olympus 8080
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-03 5:50
Viewed: 2417
Points: 5
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The Goddess is across the feild from my hotel in Sangla, Kinnaur. She is under the yak hair canopy. When she is happy, she bounces up and down. When mad she sways. The men are preforming a puja, the women are sitting on chairs nearest me. This ceremony is to celebrate a house, I was told. You must have a Kinnaur hat and a string around your waist to attend. I was allowed on the side of the house, and given some local apple wine, but not allowed to see the puja and Goddess. There is music, food, incense. Later a sheep will be sacrificed by the river.

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i like the shot here, very good shot fromt he back of the action, but nicely captured, well done

This is a great capture Gloria! Very interseting ritual. I like the smoke and the group of hats popping out of the field in the foreground.. Great note as well! TFS..

Gloria, this is a nicely documented photo. A good job done considering a outsider's perspective.

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