Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A dying breed

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A rare instance of a 'Vasudev' seen in Bandra east.
'Vasudev' are people believed to be incarnation of Lord Krishna. Bedecked in the distinctive headgear of peacock feathers, performers sing Vasudev songs and with nimble, delicate dance steps, whirl around presenting anecdotes from Lord Krishna's life in exchange for alms. They sing soothing, melodious notes through the villages in the morning time. Historically they belong to the Satvata tribe
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  1. I'd love to be woken up by their song! Nice shot.

  2. His hat - no offense - reminds me a bit of a traditional Christmas tree.

  3. Hari OM
    Showering blessings with every step - a colourful way of life! YAM xx

  4. There is one who regularly comes in Pune near our home

  5. A colourful tradition and a very nice photo.

  6. Such colourful clothes.

    All the best Jan

  7. Wow. I'd never heard of these folks. Fascinating!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/03/hellebore-or-lenten-rose.html

  8. did not know about it, thanks for the details, nice capture.

  9. That's a great pic.
    And such an interesting story. I'm going to go see if I can find videos of a Vasudev, now. :)