Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

As a second entry to this week’s photo challenge: contrast let me share an image of a brass oil lamp lit during a traditional temple festival in Kerala, India.

Sun was brightly shining but, this lamp has to be lit to drive away all the powers of evil or ignorance during the theyyam performance.

You can have a look at my first entry for Contrast, an image from the hill top temple of Devarayanadurga here, photo-challenge-contrast-play-of-light-and-shadows

Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning


“Vishukkani” in Malayalam means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. Which is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian sate of Kerala marking the beginning of the new year.

New year, for us Keralites, starts mostly on 14th of April and it’s one of the most important day of the year.

The day begins with sight of vishukkani, with the belief of having a prosperous year ahead.

Sorry for the image quality as the shot was taken handheld in darkness 😦 as we are not supposed to switch on electric lights.