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Appeasing God - Elements of Devotion in India

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Keywords: hindu, devotion, Bhakti, goddess, hinduism,, idol

Weight of Lord Krishna
A common vow among Hindus is to give charitable donations equal to the weight of a deity
The Weight of Krishna
Lord Krishna`s Birthday
Flower Offerings to Lord Krishna

Fruit Offerings for Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna`s Birthday
Cross-dressed Devotee
Man Dressed as Woman in Devotion
Picture of a member of the mysterious Yellamma cult

Shoe Offerings to the Betal Spirit
The evil spirit of Betal (a.k.a. Vetal) being pleased by offerings of footwear, Cancone
Shoe Offerings!
Cooking as a Devotion
Devotees Cooking for the Durga Pooja
Navaratri festival, Bangalore, 2001

Devotees at the Footsteps of Gomateswara
Pilgrim center of Sravanabelagola in Karnataka
Submitting Devotee
Fulfilling a Vow via Body Injury
Boy with a spear pierced though his cheek
Picture shows a boy in trans demonstrating his devotion by bodily injuring himself

Priest and his Travelling Temple
Notice the floral and leaf decorations.
Neighborhood of Malleswaram, Bangalore
God on Rounds !
Wet Worship
Wet Devotees Waiting to Offer Prayers
Town of Udupi, Karnataka

Man in Trance while Carrying a "Divine Burden"
Observation of the "Bandi Festival", Honavar
A Trans-conscious Devotee
A 16th Centuty Tradition of Melkote
Devotee of Melkote
Relief on the footsteps of a temple. The belief was that the dust accumulated by the devotion of other devotees is enough for salvation


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