14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Udappu fishing village situated in Sri Lanka. The people of Udappu are Hindu Karawa of South Indian origin. In the Tamil month of Avani is an 18-day festival. This period is spent in prayer and fasting and a final celebration of firewalking, and making of pongal to the gods to protect udappu's fisherman who wil set sail for days and months in the deep seas of ceylon.
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