Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Culture

The Vow.

  • Photographer
    Ravindra Ranasinghe
  • Technical Info
    F16, 1/15 Sec, Iso-400, 16mm, Sony Ilce-7m3
  • Photo Date

In Hinduism devotees plead to the Gods for help in their personal intentions and when it is been fulfilled they pay the vow in any form as promised. Breaking coconut is a symbol of sacrifice in Hinduism is the work of men only. It is an ancient tradition that has been followed for centuries. It also means breaking your Ego. The coconut displays the human body and when you break it, it means that you have incorporated yourself into the universe.