Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely, Laksham Deepam Samarppanam

It truly was a Herculean attempt, ‘try to lit one hundred thousand lamps at the same time’.

Quite Unlikely to achieve the objective in open air, but, they almost did it through an incredible collective effort driven by faith…

I was lucky to get an off day and spent enough time to capture the whole action.

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33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely, Laksham Deepam Samarppanam”

    1. This is a rare event and require quite a lot of time and effort for the organizers.

      Here also we could see the results of collective efforts and feels good to see that you liked these images 🙂

      Thank you so much 🙂

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        1. It is indeed a rare event and I felt, I should capture the preparations as well 🙂

          Hundreds of people were involved in it and many of them worked for three days for setting it up.

          I think, there are hardly any driving force more powerful than ‘faith’, right?

          I could fine tune my low light photography skills, anyway 🙂

          Thank you so much for your visit and kind words, Yvette 🙂

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    1. Absolutely David, their effort should be be highly appreciated…

      Hundreds of people worked 2-3 days to make it happen.

      There is no driving force which is more powerful than faith and religion, right ?

      For me, it turned out to be a great opportunity to fine tune my photography skills 🙂


    1. I feel lucky to live in this part of the world mainly due to the vibrant culture and predictable weather conditions. We are truly blessed with beautiful natural beauty as well.

      It’s really our duty to preserve all these for the generations to come.

      Hope your wish to visit Kerala will come true one day 🙂

      Thank you so much for your appreciative comments, Debra 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Awa 🙂

      I don’t know the relevance of the number one Lakh (100000) but I have see it being mentioned in religious songs and texts.

      This event was dedicated to the ‘Mother God’ and the name in local dialect is ‘Sree Porkali Bhagavathy’.

      It was a great opportunity for me to learn more about night photography 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Cornelia 🙂

      I could very well relate to what you said about your Indian experience and even I am trying to discover the spirit of this incredible nation …

      For a photographer this is a great place with vibrant culture and rich colours, right?

      Have a great time 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your words of appreciation 🙂

      They were in fact successful in lighting all 100000 lamps, but not all at the same time due to the wind effect 🙂

      It was organized in open air and so hard to keep all of them lit at the same time, but everyone was trying their best to keep all lit …

      In India there are infinite number of rituals, customs and religious practices and the best thing is, for people who like photography they are all very interesting events 🙂

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  1. Wow, these are such lovely shots of a beautiful event. Every picture has its own enchanting aura but I especially loved the unlighted array of lamps with the wicks and the ones with the pretty ladies clad in traditional white saree with golden border lighting the lamps. Sreejith, these are such stunning shots and you have done a great job in capturing them. 🙂

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    1. Sarmistha ,thank you so much for your encouraging words and I really value it 🙂

      I really wanted to document all different stages of this event and lucky to get some good images 🙂

      Still lot to learn about low light night photography 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Indah 🙂

      This place has a vibrant culture and so many age old traditions and traditional art forms are followed religiously even now a days…

      Lucky to live in such a place 🙂


  2. Love the drummers in the glow of the lamps 🙂
    (Of course all the other pics are also spectacular as always )
    The diffused light from many lamps instead of one focussed light source makes for perfect lighting and you made very good use of it!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and appreciative comment, Kavita 🙂

      This is a rare event and luckily it happened close to my home and used it to the max….

      As you know, this land is so rich with culture, traditions and rituals, and if we could portray them properly, it will be quite an experience for people from other parts of the world 🙂

      Have a great weekend 🙂


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