Faces of India – 271

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here…

faces of india 271

He is the 19 year old pujari of Lakshminarasimha Temple of Javagal, Hassan district of Karnataka. He was shutting off the temple for the forenoon session but on seeing us he willing reopened the doors. He knew little Hindi and we managed to have small conversation. He chanted the mantras of prayers so well, and then he explained a bit about the idols. He insisted that we visit the Hoysala Temple of Doddagaddavalli. When I asked him how much he makes per day in this work, he shied away from answering it. However he quickly said he was filling up the place for somebody else. Can you guess what he is studying? A mighty impressive answer he gave; he is doing his second year in diploma in computer science. I wished him: May you have a great future!

One of the pleasantest pujari I have met during my travels!

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14 Responses

  1. very expressive face

  2. Jeevan says:

    Excellent portrait on the young priest! Hope he succeed his pursuit

  3. Very expressive portrait. πŸ™‚

  4. Mridula says:

    Wow a pujari with a computer science degree!

  5. A promising young Pujari

  6. stardust says:

    He will be one of the intelligent human forces to make the Indian future brighter.


  7. A great portrait and a very interesting story. Hope he becomes successful in life πŸ™‚

  8. Srinivas says:

    Very engaging post !

  9. The many sides of the same person πŸ™‚

  10. vatsala mallya says:

    Very expressive face and looks of an good human being .How appreciative he is of his good friend who is doing diploma in computers ! May god bless him.

  11. Its good to know about him. Nice shot.

  12. Carmen H says:

    Handsome, warm smile, may he accomplish all he attempts in life.

  13. U are very good at photography πŸ™‚ Amazing picture <3

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