Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stone Hooves - Soldier and Horse's Feet




This is a very Late Entry for the June Month's Theme - FEET, on City Daily Photo portal... Click here to view thumbnails for all participants...

The picture is in a village in Karwar, where stone/earthen/wooden images of "Soldier on a Horse" are offered by women Praying for the safe return of their men from a battle; and now the custom continues in the form of earthern images being offered, for the safe return of their men from abroad, where they go for seeking employment.

Most of the youth from these villlages were employed in the Gulf countries since decades, and now many are in different other countries too. Some of the Youth work in Shipping Lines, both cargo and passenger, and also the Indian Military forces. Naturally, being worried about their well-being, their mothers, wives and sisters, praying for their safe and successful return, offer these statues to the local diety.

Another picture of the Entire collection of Statues, is here :-

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6 comments:

Hilda said...

Very interesting custom. I'm quite glad we have no such thing — with so many Filipino overseas workers, we'd be overflowing with these statues!

B Squared said...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

Kcalpesh said...

Interesting & Informative post. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing these...

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