Somvati Amavasya.

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Photo and caption by Shantanu Das

A child priest at Somvati Amavasya festival. Thousands of pilgrims devoted to Khandoba are celebrating the festival with turmeric powder during the day of Somvati Amavasya on 23rd January 2012 in a small city called Jejuri, which is in the Maharashtra State, India. During the festival, turmeric powder (haldi) is offered to the Lord Khandoba. Lord Khandoba is a popular regional deity worshipped as an avatar of Lord Shiva. He is considered the patron deity of castes whose occupations involve war, farming, hunting and animal husbandry.

Location: Jejuri, State-Maharashtra, Country-India.


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