Friday, September 3, 2010

Skywatch Friday



The 'Dahi Handi' or the pot of curds tied enticingly to lure the 'Govindas' to come and break it and feast thereafter. The clear blue sky offsets it beautifully. Thankfully the rains stayed away.
Yesterday was 'Janmashtami' - birthday of Lord Krishna who loved milk and milk products. It is celebrated all over the country in various ways. In Mumbai and Maharashtra there are these pots tied up and 'Govindas' (another name for Krishnas) come in huge groups and form human pyramids and break them to be rewarded handsomely by the organiser.
Check out videos on the human pyramids here
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29 comments:

  1. What a terrific and interesting post for the day! Love your skies!

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  2. Fascinating photo and explanation.
    Thank you.
    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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  3. awesome capture..shd now post my skywatch..good u reminded me

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  4. What a wonderful tradition! Nice photo too. Have a happy weekend.

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  5. Interesting and great sky!
    Happy weekend.

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  6. Fantastic shot. Looks like decorations of the sky.

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  7. Have seen dahi handis only in Movies.

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  8. I've only seen this practice in Tamil movies, I don't think the Indian here celebrated it here.

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  9. Very beautiful Sky Watch picture!

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  10. wow, it should be an amazing sight when Govindas break the pots.:p

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  11. What an interesting tradition. Fabulous shot!

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  12. very nice sky and the decoration is really nice too.

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  13. It's so interesting and the photo is lovely!

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  14. Did you participate? From the height (angle of the photograph) I am just making the wild guess :-)

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  15. So that's what they're doing! I've seen it (in movies) but never knew what it was about. Thanks for the elucidation and the great photo!

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  16. What better reason to celebrate.

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  17. Wonderful photo and a fascinating post - thanks!

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  18. Fantastic shot. Looks like decorations of the sky.

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    1. Fantastic shot. Looks like decorations of the sky.

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