Laksha Deepotsava

Laksha Deepotsava – Lamps, Decorations and Festivities at Jayarama Seva Mandali, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Laksha Deepotsava is celebrated on the last new moon day (Amavasya) of Karthika maasa of the Hindu calendar. Laksha means lakh(s). Lakhs of oil lamps (Deepas) are lit on this evening around temple premises.

Following are a few images taken near the premises of Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali temple at Jayanagar, Bangalore during Laksha Deepotsava, 2013.

Laksha Deepotsava - Lamps, decorations and festivities

Laksha Deepotsava – Lamps, decorations and festivities

 

Laksha Deepotsava - Jayarama Seva Mandali, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Laksha Deepotsava – Jayarama Seva Mandali, Jayanagar, Bangalore

 

This guy drew this amazing Rangoli art in under 5 minutes! Hats off. Sadly, as can be seen from his appeal below his art, these guys do not seem to get the encouragement they deserve 🙁 Spoke to him for a while – a humble, down-to-earth person – his name is Jogi Nagappa. And art is his passion and livelihood. He can be found at the NR Colony Raghavendra math in Bangalore.

Jogi Nagappa - An amazing artist!

Jogi Nagappa – An amazing artist!

 

 

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