Category Archives: Goa

The water’s edge. Gentle lapping of the waves, birdsong, and the rustle of fishermen going about their chores commingle as the curtain rises on a misty morning in Siridona, Goa. A short video below captures the rhythms. This is a follow-up to the preceding post, Serene Siridona.        

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Dattatreya temple in Sakhali, Goa. The village of Sakhali is noted for its temple dedicated to Dattatreya, or Datta Maharaj, as He is known in Goa. It is the only major temple deity in Goa that I haven’t yet photographed. When I was in the area on a monsoon morning in 2013, I stopped by […]

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Night of the demon. Recycling the introduction from an earlier post – The Hindu festival of Diwali (Deepavali) has multiple interpretations, all having their basis in the triumph of virtue over vice. One version tells of the vile Narkasur, embodiment of the forces of darkness (tamas), ignorance (avidya) and baseness (adharma). The puranas recount his […]

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