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Iemanja en Playa Ramirez by Fernando da Rosa

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Taken by
Fernando da Rosa Fernando da Rosa
Explore score
0.30 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 03, 2008
Date taken
Feb 02, 2008

Nikon D7000


Iemanja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-

American religions. For the believers she is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a

protector of children.

Africa: Yemoja, Ymoja, Iemanja Nana Borocum, Iemanja Bomi, Iemanja Boci
Brazil and Uruguay: Yemanj√°, Iemanj√°, Janaina

This deity is revered by thousands of people, believers and non-believers in the Umbandismo. On

2 February, thousands of people visit the beaches of the country, some motivated by faith, and

many for the simple power of curiosity.

Believers carry small boats with gifts, which throw the sea as an offering to Iemanja.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Miguel C

    Miguel C (December 30, 2015, 03:08PM )

    rnuffer: the beach is usually clean, but the celebration is to bring offerings Iemanja (jewelry, food, fruits, drinks) to give them to the Virgin of Iemanja, and left on the beach. All that is cleaned by the city the next day.

  2. rnuffer

    rnuffer (February 23, 2013, 02:41PM )

    I am suprised by the amount of trash on the beach. Seams to be a large quantity of watermelons

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