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Kali
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Kali
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/7.1-ISO100-16mm-19Oct2018-17:06:05

Goddess Kali of Kulsai Dasara

01. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Delhi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
02. Accepted in 3rd Photo Contest Bulgaria-2018 [photocontestbg.org]
03. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
04. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Itarsi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
05. Accepted in Winter Light International Salon-2018 [winterlight.in]
06. Accepted in 5th International Art Exhibition of Sacral Motifs-2018 organised by fotoklubkornat.hr [goo.gl/563GrC]
07. Accepted in 1st Creative Digipix National Salon-2018 [creativedigipix.in]
08. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
09. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
10. Accepted in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com].
11. Accepted in Miracle Image 5th International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org].
12. Accepted in AFAN-2018 International Exhibition of Photography [afanexhibition.com].
13. Accepted in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
14. One of the equal eight winers of photography contest on Traditions and featured in Indian Photo Arts e-Magazine-Jan2019 issue [indianphotoarts.com].
15. This one of the two images that shortlisted for Pixellate Photography Exhibition conducted by Photography Club of India and Tessellate and it was part of their exhibition held at Chennai Mathematical Institute on 1-3 February 2019.
16. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
17. Awarded a Photo-World Silver Medal in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
18. Accepted in Shutterbug Art Society Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
19. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
20. Accepted in 3rd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [campinaexhibitions.net]
21. Accepted in 1st Indian Viewfinder International Digital Salon 2019 [fip.org.in]
22. It has been used in a poster and e-catalogue of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]

*** Kulasai Dasara is the grand festival of 300 year old Kulasai Mutharammam Temple which is located at Kulasekharapatnam in Tamil Nadu. In essence, Dasara is celebrated in the 10th day after 9-day of Navaratri festival across India. However, at Kulasai, it is celebrated as a 12-days function. It is estimated that around 2.5 Million [25Lakhs] devotees visited the temple in the 2018 celebrations.

Teams are formed from each village and are sponsored by the richest family of the village or the village head. One member from this team is chosen to don the avatar of Goddess Kali, the central god in this festival. A strict condition is that only a man can dress as Kali and has to fast for 41 days. Other members dress up like other Gods or Goddesses according to their choice. During Dasara, these devotees need to dress like the god/goddess every day and have to abstain from impure thoughts and bad habits. They need to commit to being pure in body, mind and soul.

Kulasekharapatnam is a tiny coastal town with extremely high humidity and temperature. In this climate, it’s not an easy commitment to be dressed as a god in heavy costume and with bold makeup. If this was not hard enough, they fast for 41 days and carry a pot of fire in their bare hands, wear multiple weighty false arms and a pair of metal glasses with a tiny hole limiting their vision to almost zero and are surrounded by people playing drums and loud music.
I have seen some of these avatars faint out of exhaustion, heat, the frenzy around them and dehydration.

Each team roams around many villages during Dasara and perform a ritualistic dance to earn some alms. As it is quite a lucrative way of earning money, some individuals, especially kids, also dressed in godly costumes to make some easy money.

During the last day of the festival, the celebrations peak. The avatars visit the temple and on the last leg of their journey through the temple corridor, they perform a ritualistic dance in devotion to the God. To depict the anger with which Goddess Lalithambigai destroyed Magisasuran, they enter a trance like state characterized by deafening music and violent dancing.

After they have offered their prayers, they then finally go the beach behind the temple and worship the fire that they have carried in their hands. A cleansing dip follows where they take a bath and immerse all the godly belongings which made them look like God. Local kids then have fun collecting these godly avatars to play with them or keep them as a memory.

An interesting thing however is that taking a dip in the sea with all the heavy costume is a practical problem as water makes everything seem heavier. So they just stand in the sea and spray some sea water on themselves symbolically and take off their costumes post that.

Millions of visitors come to attend this event. Sometimes an entire village arrives by buses or in trucks. They pitch their tents in open grounds for three days making it look like a mini picnic complete with cooking facilities.

Local residents are also very helpful towards these visitors. They allow them to take shelter in their homes. Some families even offer water and food to these visitors.

The final day looks like a colourful carnival where thousands of teams line up in a narrow lane marching towards the temple for hours often stretching day into night. It is life-time experience to witness the event and feel their faith & dedication.
The holy fire
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The holy fire
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-17mm-20Oct2018-05:16:45

Performing rituals with fire in the Kulasai Mutharammam Temple during Kulasai Dasara.

1. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 6th Nov 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
2. To promote public voting, shootdart.com used a screenshot of Udayan’s image that was featured as an entry on their website for their 2018 annual photography contest. Link: goo.gl/C5qfLh
3. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Dec 2018 issue.
4. Accepted in 3rd Photo Contest Bulgaria-2018 [photocontestbg.org]
5. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
6. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Ratlam judging [wpaidelhi.com]
7. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Itarsi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
8. Accepted in Montage Circuit 2018-Picturesque Judging [montagecircuit.in]
9. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
10. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
11. 3rd place winner of Shootdart Photography Contest-2018 [shootdart.com] and the prizes were Certificate, Trophy, Cash award of INR.3000/- and a Shootdart T-Shirt. Link: goo.gl/ffDqdf
12. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Shuttebug Art Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
13. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Foto Square Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
14. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [CRETE Judging]. greekcircuit.com
15. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [SANTORINI Judging]. greekcircuit.com
16. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
17. Awarded a FIAP HM Ribbon in Beautiful Life-2019 [internationalsalons.net] and featured in the e-Catalog and on their website under awarded images.
18. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
19. Accepted in 3rd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [campinaexhibitions.net]
20. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
21. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
We are God
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We are God
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/1000Sec-f/2.8-ISO1600-70mm-17Oct2018-15:48:51

Boy dressed up as a God during Kulasai Dasara.

01. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
02. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
03. Accepted in PCA Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
04. Accepted in PGD Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
05. It has been used in a poster and e-catalogue of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
Blind faith
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Blind faith
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-30mm-20Oct2018-04:57:02

Performing rituals with fire in the Kulasai Mutharammam Temple during Kulasai Dasara.

1. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
2. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
3. Accepted in 7th EMPAInternational Digital Salon-2019 [empa.org.in]
4. Accepted in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [MAP-Malda Judging]. fasc.in
5. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
6. Accepted in IRIS 2nd All India Digital Salon-2019 [irisphotofoundation.com].
7. Accepted in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
8. Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
9. Accepted in WINSOM 1st International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org]
10. It has been used in a poster and e-catalogue of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
Phoenix
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Phoenix
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/5-ISO100-35mm-19Oct2018-17:21:19

Worshiping fire during Kulasai Dasara.

01. Accepted in Bangladesh International Salon-2018 [ppsbd.org/contest].
02. Chiiz magazine featured this image on their social media as “Chiiz’s Pick” on 16th Jauary 2019. Link: goo.gl/Bk2D25
Worship
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Worship
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO800-28mm-18Oct2018-17:10:53

Ritualistic dance during Kulasai Dasara.
Little avatar
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Little avatar
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/3200Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-17Oct2018-11:18:57

Kid dressed up as a God during Kulasai Dasara.
The Painted God
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The Painted God
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO1600-70mm-17Oct2018-15:55:05

Man painted himself as a Goddess during Kulasai Dasara.

1. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
2. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine and it was printed in full full page.
3. Accepted in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
4. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
Drink it up
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Drink it up
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-21mm-18Oct2018-16:28:48

A man taking a break while being dressed as a sidekick of a main God during Kulasai Dasara.

1. Accepted in Shutterbug Art Society Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
2. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
The heavenly abode
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The heavenly abode
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2500Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-28mm-18Oct2018-14:42:46

A man dressed up as a Goddess during Kulasai Dasara waiting for a worshipper to offer his prayers so he can get a donation.
Yellow vibes
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Yellow vibes
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/6000Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-70mm-18Oct2018-14:19:14

A visitor at Kulasai Dasara.
Repose
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Repose
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-30mm-18Oct2018-14:06:16

A visitor at Kulasai Dasara.

01. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Delhi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
02. Accepted in Bangladesh International Salon-2018 [ppsbd.org/contest].
03. Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PCA Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
04. Accepted in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGD Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
05. One of the highly appreciated images of fortnightly theme contest -Waiting organised by Photography Club of Assam FB Group in Nov/Dec 2018. Link: goo.gl/3iWqXN
06. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Itarsi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
07. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Pilkhuwa judging [wpaidelhi.com]
08. Accepted in Montage Circuit 2018-Lens&View Judging [montagecircuit.in]
09. Accepted in Montage Circuit 2018-Picturesque Judging [montagecircuit.in]
10. Accepted in 5th Pannonia Reflections-2018 [pannonia.si]. It was also featured on their printed catalog.
11. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Challenge the host) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 1Jan2019. Link: goo.gl/4qnSm9
12. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
13. Awarded an ICS Diploma in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
14. Accepted in 2nd Moldova Image & Art Salon-2019 [fiap-psa-salons.com]
15. Awarded a Victory PW HM in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
16. Awarded a Salon Gold Medal in Grand Photo Salon RIVNE-2019 [grandphotosalon.com.ua]. It is also featured in their website under awarded images.
17. Accepted in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
18. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Vidin Judging]. photoclub202.com
19. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Vienna Judging]. photoclub202.com
20. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Zajecar Judging]. photoclub202.com
21. Accepted in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Aleksinac Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
22. Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
23. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
24. Accepted in f2 Cities-2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com].
25. Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
26. Accepted in Beautiful Life-2019 [internationalsalons.net].
27. Accepted in IRIS 2nd All India Digital Salon-2019 [irisphotofoundation.com].
28. Accepted in 9th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art-2019 [arcticexhibition.no]
29. Accepted in 3rd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [campinaexhibitions.net]
30. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
31. Accepted in Panorama-2019 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
32. Accepted in the 20th Macao International Salon of Photography 2019 [salon.psm.org]
33. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Blue) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 20Apr2019. Link: bit.ly/2KUYFLE
34. Accepted in NYC Exhibition-Manhattan 2019 [nycexhibition.com]
35. Won 2nd place in My Favourite Shot Photography Competition organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2019 and it was featured on their website and received a Voucher Code from Zoomin worth 500/- [bit.ly/2vEUFEo]
36. Accepted in Good Light-2019 [lumiere.at]
37. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
38. Accepted in Island and Sea 24th International Photo Exhibition-2019 organized y fotoklubkornat.hr [Link: bit.ly/313mo0k]
Avatar
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Avatar
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/100Sec-f/11-ISO100-16mm-19Oct2018-14:45:14

Man painted himself as a God during Kulasai Dasara.

1. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio. This image was also used in contents index page.
2. Accepted in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com].
3. Accepted in Miracle Image 5th International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org].
4. Accepted in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
5. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Zajecar Judging]. photoclub202.com
6. Accepted in 9th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art-2019 [arcticexhibition.no]
7. Accepted in 3rd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [campinaexhibitions.net]
8. It was one of the two images exhibited in Click-2019 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in]
9. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
A little faith
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A little faith
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/10Sec-f/22-ISO1600-20mm-18Oct2018-17:53:36

Kid dressed up as a God during Kulasai Dasara.

1. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
2. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
The Blue Goddess
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The Blue Goddess
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/10Sec-f/13-ISO1000-16mm-18Oct2018-18:10:42

Man dressed up as a Goddess during Kulasai Dasara.

1. It has been used in a poster of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
Kalaignar
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Kalaignar
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-170mm-18Oct2018-15:28:00

A family taking rest in their temporary tent made up with a political banner during Kulasai Dasara.

1. Accepted in Miracle Image 5th International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org].
Blue chair
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Blue chair
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-32mm-18Oct2018-16:01:40

A local family placed a chair outside their home so any visitor can take some rest during Kulasai Dasara.
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Sleep
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/750Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-70mm-18Oct2018-16:13:20

A tired visitor is taking a power nap during Kulasai Dasara.
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Evil
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/350Sec-f/2.8-ISO1600-102mm-17Oct2018-10:28:09

Man painted himself as a Goddess during Kulasai Dasara.
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Small talk
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-35mm-18Oct2018-15:08:44

Two elderly visitors and a boy dressed up as a God is taking some rest during Kulasai Dasara.

01. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Delhi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
02. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 5th Dec 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
03. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Street Life) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 12Dec2018. Link: goo.gl/kzHiXF
04. Accepted in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PCA Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
05. Accepted in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGD Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
06. Accepted in Exposure-2018 [onlinepac.org].
07. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
08. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
09. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Ratlam judging [wpaidelhi.com]
10. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Pilkhuwa judging [wpaidelhi.com]
11. Accepted in Montage Circuit 2018-Lens&View Judging [montagecircuit.in]
12. Accepted in Montage Circuit 2018-Picturesque Judging [montagecircuit.in]
13. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
14. Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
15. Accepted in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com].
16. Awarded GPC Dpiloma in AFAN-2018 International Exhibition of Photography [afanexhibition.com]. It was also featured on their website under awarded images.
17. Udaya has submitted a new year card design with this photograph in 8th FIAP New Year greetings Card Contest-2019 and that was featured o their e-catalogue.
18. Accepted in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [7th MIROC Exhibition Donji Milanovac-2019 Judging]. Link: photoclub-danube.com
19. Accepted in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [4th MIROC Exhibition Edenvale-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
20. Accepted in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [2nd MIROC Exhibition Bergen-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
21. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [RHODOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
22. Accepted in 7th EMPAInternational Digital Salon-2019 [empa.org.in]
23. Awarded a GRADAC PGI HM in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
24. Won 3rd place in a Instagram based street photography contest organised by @Exposure_Travel_Photography in Jan2019 and received a medal & a certificate. Link: instagram.com/p/BtqUuLngSSw
25. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Foto Square Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
26. Accepted in Gran Print International Photography Circuit 2019-Raffaello Judging. [granprint.it]
27. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [CRETE Judging]. greekcircuit.com
28. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [MYKONOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
29. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Vienna Judging]. photoclub202.com
30. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Zajecar Judging]. photoclub202.com
31. Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
32. Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
33. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Ohrid Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
34. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Cacak Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
35. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Perasto Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
36. It is one of the 60 photographs that GPU [gpuphoto.com] has framed and donated to Home for children without parental care-Dom Bjelave in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina for the permanent exhibition in 2019 [Link: goo.gl/X2YvMM].
37. Accepted in Beautiful Life-2019 [internationalsalons.net].
38. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
39. Accepted in 9th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art-2019 [arcticexhibition.no]
40. Accepted in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
41. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
42. Accepted in 1st Indian Viewfinder International Digital Salon 2019 [fip.org.in]
43. Exhibited in Mahaksh-2019, National Level Photography Competition & Exhibition RAIT Kalaraag [facebook.com/mahaksh2018].
44. Accepted in JCM Delhi Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
45. Accepted in DCC Dhanbad Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
46. Selected as photo of the month in Decemer 2018 and featured in their website at creationearth.com [Link: goo.gl/q8x9ho]
47. Accepted in Cyprus International Digital Photo Competition-2019 [cps-cidpc.com]

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Divine hands
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2000Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-16mm-20Oct2018-06:11:41

A local boy collected hands of Goddess Kali to take away as memento during Kulasai Dasara.

1. Accepted in 1st Creative Digipix National Salon-2018 [creativedigipix.in]
2. It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
3. Accepted in 7th EMPAInternational Digital Salon-2019 [empa.org.in]
4. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Shuttebug Art Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
5. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Foto Square Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
6. Accepted in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [MAP-Malda Judging]. Fasc.in
7. Accepted in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [Shutter Speed-Alipurduar Judging]. Fasc.in
8. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Vienna Judging]. photoclub202.com
9. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
10. Awarded a FIAP HM Ribbon in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
11. Accepted in 3rd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [campinaexhibitions.net]
12. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
13. Accepted in 1st Indian Viewfinder International Digital Salon 2019 [fip.org.in]
14. Accepted in JCM Delhi Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
15. Accepted in DCC Dhanbad Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
16. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Silhouette) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 24Apr2019. Link: bit.ly/2vkIrRi
17. Accepted in NYC Exhibition-Manhattan 2019 [nycexhibition.com]
18. It has been used in a poster and e-catalogue of Kulasai Dasara-2019 Photo-tour organized by avtviso.com [Link: instagram.com/p/Bx7L7nSAIoS & bit.ly/kulasai]
19. Accepted in Island and Sea 24th International Photo Exhibition-2019 organized y fotoklubkornat.hr [Link: bit.ly/313mo0k]
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