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A vow

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 30 June 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

What you see here are , a brass vessel called " PARA" and some money( coins)
This is placed in a Temple.
If one has any illness, he / she can pray to God and fill this vessel with the coins and offer this inside at the Sanctum sanctorum near the Deity....asking Him to cure him / her.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


30 Jun 2017 5:41am

@Jypyä Pop: :))))))) Thank you Jypya :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bonne récolte ! .....)

30 Jun 2017 5:50am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :))

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is very interesting Devi, with your information about this shot. Have a great weekend.

30 Jun 2017 5:50am

@Shaun: Thank you Shaun...have a lovely weekend too :)))

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Une cérémonie réussie sans nul doute.

30 Jun 2017 6:52am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup Captain :))

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise !! J'aime tes explications !

30 Jun 2017 7:23am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

yo from Ile de France, France

J'espère qu'il n'y a pas autant de malades que de pièces ! :(
Bonne journée Devi !

30 Jun 2017 7:54am

@yo: Merci beaucoup Yo :)

helys from Paris, France

great capture!

30 Jun 2017 8:11am

@helys: Thank yu Helys :)

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Great to read and see !

30 Jun 2017 8:14am

@Marjolein: Thank you Marjolein :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interestingly documented. Are the coins left as a donation by any temple visitors who happen to apss here?

30 Jun 2017 9:27am

@grouser: These are already placed by the Temple. We can also donate whatever we are able to..whatever we can afford to..

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Its got that wonderful yellow and blue contrast which I love.

30 Jun 2017 11:24am

@Curly: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Don from Spokane, United States

It's obviously a popular thing to request. I like the detail and color in this fine shot.

30 Jun 2017 11:39am

@Don: Yes..many do it :))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of the offering by the believers .

30 Jun 2017 11:40am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


30 Jun 2017 1:38pm

@Dimitrios: Thank you Dimitrios :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Great story, these stories are wonderful, I love a lot of them ***** :-)))) Haleja.

Good weekend my dear friend Devi.

30 Jun 2017 2:31pm

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva :) A lovely weekend to you too :)

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Very interesting. Wonderful image.

30 Jun 2017 3:31pm

@Kyu: Thank you Kyu :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fascinating practice and image. I enjoy the culture you share with us.

30 Jun 2017 4:29pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve. I appreciate :)Have a nice weekend:)

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I hope unhappy people find some comfort! A very interesting ritual!

30 Jun 2017 4:30pm

@Mireille T.: Many of them come back as their vows are fulfilled:)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting info and also nicely captured.

30 Jun 2017 5:48pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Gorgeous colors. This is a really nice custom!

30 Jun 2017 7:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine :)))

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Hope it helps, great info and photo of :) !!

30 Jun 2017 7:37pm

@Lewis: Yes it does:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like your cultural and religious comments. Excellent work!

30 Jun 2017 10:49pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you ADELA have a nice weekend :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Thanks for the report

30 Jun 2017 11:35pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro.Have a nice weekend:)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

God sells cures for the right number of coins.

1 Jul 2017 1:31am

@Harry: Ha ha ha !! Right :))

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great information !

1 Jul 2017 2:13am

@Irene: :)) Have a nice weekend Irene :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Interesting information and a nice picture. Thank you Devi. :)

1 Jul 2017 4:41am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :) The Temple is the Dhanwanthari Temple at Nelluvay, a half an hour drive from Guruvayur. The God here cures and is very powerful :) Have a nice weekend Sam :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial tous ces pièces

1 Jul 2017 8:05am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine Have a nice weekend :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing shot with this good culture!

1 Jul 2017 6:43pm

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

Dany Kervran from Morillon, France

Interesting explanations with this clear photo.
Hope YOU wer'nt ill, Devi.

2 Jul 2017 5:24am

@Dany Kervran: :)) No I wasn't ill Dany:)))

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