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Posts tagged “Festival

Sunday’s Child



Picture of a young boy taken in Vagamon, Kerala.

Stumbling Into Light: Departure


Just beyond the monastery, the feast of Saint Sebastian is celebrated.

Picture taken in Vagamon, one and a half kilometres from Kurisumala


The Rhythms Of Sunday

Not a Hindu celebration,
but a Christian festival.



Picture of St Jude’s chapel taken in Pattalam, Fort Cochin

Waltz Of The Parasols

Women bear their parish festal parasols.


Picture taken in the churchyard of Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin

The Power Of Percussion

We left the golden beauty of the beach only to wander into a twilight festival:
A party of young Hindu faithful were celebrating the festival of Ganapati.

Percussive rhythms should never be underestimated:

Their power to evoke passions crosses all cultural boundaries:


Picture taken in Kannur, Kerala