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Posts tagged “Festival

Sunday’s Child

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Picture of a young boy taken in Vagamon, Kerala.


Stumbling Into Light: Departure

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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.

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


Waltz Of The Parasols

Women bear their parish festal parasols.
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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:

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Picture taken in Kannur, Kerala