Pleasing Goddess Lakshmi

By: Kamakshi

Oct 26 2011

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Category: Festivities

4 Comments

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/10 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

The first night of Diwali falls on amavasya, or the new moon night. The night begins with a simple pooja to Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. We pray that her blessing stay with us all year-long, and she stays to help us achieve what we righteously deserve. This is a lamp I received as a gift from my mother, spots an etched image of the goddess sitting on a lotus and flanked by two elephants by her side. A sacred way to respect the hard work you put in to earn your living!

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4 comments on “Pleasing Goddess Lakshmi”

  1. you are a master of low light!

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