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Hinduism Greeting Card featuring the photograph Devotion by Steve Harrington

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Devotion Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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Thanks, Gabriel! :)


Thank you, Michele! :)

Amazing image and story Steve! l/f

Thank you, Ian! :)

Congratulations: Your wonderful culture portrait of this young Hindu boy,is being featured in the 'Awesome Asia' group..Steve..:)

Thank you to the buyer in Beckenham, Kent - United Kingdom! :)

Thank you, Colleen!

Fascinating, and terrific shot, Steve.

Thanks a lot, Alec!

Congratulations Steve on your feature in "Life Is What Happens" fav

Thanks a lot, Sharon! :)

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Thanks very much, Pamela! :)

Thank you fir the feature, Nadine and Bob!

Thank you, Danny!

An absolutely stunning piece!

Thank you, Suri! I am pleased you like it. ~Steve

Beautiful tribute to a true devotee of Lord Muruga. Thanks for sharing this.

The link did not work, Sharon.

Thank you, Tautvydas! I will check out the Facebook page, Sharon. :) ~Steve

Good job ! Well done ! :)

....... you're welcome Steve, it is wonderful ;))

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Artist's Description

A young Hindu has his cheeks pierced during a ceremony at Katargama, southern Sri Lanka. There was no blood...just a single tear appeared after the piercing. The combination of his stoicism with the heat and clanging temple bells made for a surreal experience I will never forget. Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka and South India refer to the place as Katirkamam. Out of love for Lord Murugan and to mitigate bad karma, bhaktars pierce their cheeks and tongues with vels, pull large chariots carrying murthi of Murugan with large hooks pierced through the skin of their backs. This practice is known as kavadi.

About Steve Harrington

Steve Harrington

I am a retired professor at a college in Toronto and taught critical thinking and communications. In the past I also taught literature, creative thinking and problem solving. I've also had the opportunity to teach about and lead tours to a variety of world destinations including backpacking through the Canadian Rockies, traveling above the Arctic Circle in Norway, into the Sahara in Morocco, and throughout Southeast Asia with a special focus on Thailand. It was my four tours to India that formed me most profoundly, both as a person and as a photographer. It is a magic land of extremes in every sense of the word. More recently I had the opportunity to expand my world view with travel to the Peruvian Andes, the back roads of West...

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