By: Louk Vreeswijk

Apr 09 2017

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Category: Asia, India

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According to one creation myth of ancient Mesopotamia, the gods created humankind because they were fed up of having to look after their own food. Yes, gods also need food to survive, and they want man to provide it.

As we can see here, man, religious man, still acquits himself faithfully of his task. This group of Hindu believers has ordered a priest to do a puja, a ceremony in honour of the gods, with prayers from the scriptures and plenty of food offerings. They have laid on a true feast for the gods.

The puja takes place in an old temple complex in the Himalayas. In spite of the wintery cold the priest, complying with tradition, conducts the ceremony stripped to the waist.

Jageshwar temples, Uttarakhand, India 2012

1000 year old temples in Deodar forest, Jageshwar, Uttarakhand, India 2012

Photo of the week: Puja at Jageshwar temples compound, Uttarakhand, India 2012

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