Paint Me Blue.

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by Rikh
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UploadedApril 18, 2012
TakenApril 11, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/160 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length22 mm


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As per hindu mythology "Lord Shiva" consumed the poison "Halahala" that originated from the sea during the Samudramanthan [Churning the Milky Ocean]. Shiva swallowed the poison in an act of self-sacrifice. Thus the poison was stuck in Shiva's throat with nowhere to go, and it was so potent that it changed the color of Shiva's neck to blue. For this reason, he is also called Nilakanta (the blue-throated one]. Similarly for a day these people from a remote village of West Bengal paint their faces & neck with colour of blue and perform rituals to pay homage to Lord Shiva.

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  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (18 Apr 2012):

    beautiful shot Rikh .. texture and colors are remarkable

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