Theme for this week – “GOLDEN” (Jewelry, Coins, Sun, Leaves, Fields, Hair,…)

This pic was taken on our way to Sringeri [Karnataka] sometime in ’06. We were passing through a small village and chanced upon a woman performing Aarati  [a form of worship by lighting lamps]. It looked like any other small room and we could not guess that it  was a temple at all till we drew closer.  It was a small room housing this beautiful Goddess and the woman said anybody from the village offers the daily Puja – be it man/ woman.  The entire village had a lot of faith in the Goddess and believed no harm could befall them in her presence. Example of faith, devotion, equality – all @ once!

Goddess Kalikamba