Photo essay: The Shrine in the Jungle

Pilgrimage is an aspect of most religions. It is both an exercise in self-discipline, and an expression of one’s piety. And the common belief is that the harder the pilgrimage, the greater the faith of those who undertake it. A journey to a jungle shrine is one such gruelling act of faith.

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The author was a Summer intern at Groundviews in 2013.

  • Rajitha

    Kabeliththa is a shrine that has been worshiped by devotees for many decades before it became the “fashion” of today. Hordes of people go today and desecrate this sacred place.

    There is a ritual that when performed invariably grants the devotees wish but the consequences to the devotee and his family are always momentous. Your life changes forever ! Maybe these rituals are better forgotten ?