If I have to dedicate this series as I did to previous one, I would like to dedicate this to the beauty of diversity we have on this earth, acknowledging that the quality of the pictures actually does not justify the dedication.
A bit of technical note: it was not really a bright day, the temples were in the darker side, and (apart from capturing a big pot full of steamed porrige) I was using my long lenses all the time due to the tricky situation to respect the religious activities - so I decided to use ISO1600. The results, as you see, are not very sharp pictures - but at least I could capture some of the moments. And lacking of practices, I forgot to change the ISO setting when I was out in the temple courtyards!
Picture 1 of 10:
A young lady applying white tilak to her forehead, a holymark symbolising blessing, at Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore.
Happy Deepavali/Diwali/Dipavali, 17 Oct 2009.
It is Festival of Lights, where people light diyas - cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil - to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.
Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore.
Never mind that the last word of my three word-name is the name of the Baliness goddess of knowledge, art and literature, I do not have any ideas of the prayer's procedures and meanings. So, the pictures have to go without captions. Oops.
I would like to dedicate the series to some good 'ol friends of mine who I know love Bali so much: Michael (rest in peace), Mona, Eric, Berthy & son, and Melati...
Picture 1 of 8, taken in sequence.