Friday, November 30, 2007

Kartik Purnima 2007: Images from Janapao - the temple on a hill top

Kartik Purnima - the full moon after Diwali was on Saturday 24 November this year.
For the 14th year in succession I visited Janapao and climbed the hill along with thousands of devotees who came from the villages and towns near Mhow. Hundreds also came from relatively distant places like Jhabua.

Here are some of the pictures that I took:









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Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Day After Diwali
Dhok Padwa and Govardhan Puja in Mhow

Nov 10 2007, Saturday


The day after Diwali is celebrated as Dhok Padwa in Mhow and Malwa. It is a day on which people meet near and dear ones. It is celebrated with much joy in Mhow. So much so that the Dhok Padwa celebrations in Mhow have become a news event. Here are some random images. Photographs I took in Mhow bazaar on Dhok Padwa.





In the villages this day is for Govardhan Puja or worship of cattle. Here are some photographs I took in village Gawli Palasiya on the same day.







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Friday, November 09, 2007

Diwali 2007 in Mhow : Part One - Random Shots...

From Dhan Teras to Lakshmi Puja













































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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Nature Note From Mhow: Random Shots from a Farm

Sunday 04 November 2007. I had lunch and spent a few hours at the farmhouse of my friend Anurag. Here are some of the shots I took that afternoon....



Cowdung and colours can do wonders. As made by a tribal woman who works at the farm






Pulses growing on a bush (Toor, Tuvar or Arhar ki daal - Hindi). It was at this farm that I saw this for the first time.



Beans


Bunty, my friend from Mumbai, who is an avid birdwatcher tells me that this is a long tailed Shrike. Thanks Bunty

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Looking at the Sky....

Some of the images I clicked today (03 Nov) morning.






Friday, November 02, 2007

The Sheep and Camel Are Here

Winter begins... the sheep and camel from Rajasthan are here... Pictures taken today morning (2 Nov 2007)





03 November 2007





An earlier blog post on the same topic. Click here.

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