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The day of purification

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 29 March 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The day prior to Nyepi (the day of silence) is when people purify or rid their world of demons.

At 4:00pm, a magnificently loud clattering began! Everywhere in town, in houses, shop and hotels, people files behind a chanting leader carrying a flaming torch, banging, clanging and clattering saucepans and metal gongs.

This was the beginning of the purification ceremony to wake and stir any demons lurking in the surrounds. Bounteous offerings and sacrifices were lain at hearths and entryways to ensure they were purged from the environment and well fed on the way out.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 160 80 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

very nice image..we have such customs too!!!Lovely capture of the flame :))

29 Mar 2016 5:38am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, DOF, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !!!

29 Mar 2016 8:01am

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30 Mar 2016 2:38pm