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Hindu Pilgrims on New Year's Day

Valerie Rosen

Montreal, Canada

Artist's Description

A crowd of Indian Hindu pilgrims are squished into long lines, waiting with great anticipation to enter the revered Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai on New Year’s Day. Believers travelled from all over India to be able to do their New Year’s prayers in this Hindu temple. I was just about pinching myself with good fortune over how excited and encouraging they were to have me capture them in that breathtaking New Year’s morning light in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. ©2012 Valerie Rosen; All rights reserved.

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Jessica Jenney Photography Award
Excellence in Photographic Art
SoJie 23, August 2013


Special Recognition Award
SoJie 23, August 2013


Photographic Art – Honors
SoJie 23, August 2013

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