Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tour of Alachua (2 of 5): Visions of Kartik

This is one of those tests: match the word Kartik with the first word that comes to mind.

Pause for a moment and really think about it.

Got it? Now, let me guess your word: magical.

And even if it wasn't your word, it's MY word.

The following are some of my favorite pictures I've taken in the past couple days. Kartik is like a photography-fest, it's such a beautiful time of year. Sri Sri Radha Damodar ki.... JAI!The kids in Alachua positively fall over each other to give achaman (purifying of the hands) and to give out these little ghee wick toothpicks to offer to Radha Shyamasundara.

an incandescent moment of a woman praying to Radhe-Shyam

The Deity Set-Up for Visvambhar's birthday party. We sang bhajans for - literall - hours and topped it off with a gorgeous Damodarastakam led by Vish.

And goodnight unto you.


madhavi said...

gorgeous pics.. i love kartik... its such a powerful time of the year !!

Vinod said...

kartik In India is all the more magical as the climate becomes more pleasant the nights more chilly , the night skies lit up with the all the temples decorated with thousands of lights from navratre to Diwali , We realise the magic when we are out of India unless we are in a place like alachua

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