Photo of the Day

The Reverse BlessingThe Reverse Blessing (cc photo by VinothChandar)

The photographer explains the shot:

I took this shot in the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai. There is a custom in all south Indian temples where the pilgrims offer money or food to the temple elephant and get blessing from the elephant in return. Usually the pilgrims will bow in front of the elephant and the elephant will tap its trunk in the pilgrims head which is treated as a blessing. The opposite happened here where a foreign pilgrim stood reverse and got blessing from the elephant.

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