Precious heritage. Ganesh Chathurthi 2017 falls on Friday, Aug 25. Festival greetings to all! A 30 mins trek through a forest in the remote village of Caranzol-Sattari in Goa leads to the remarkable sight of a grove sheltering an ancient sculpture of Ganesha along with a Shivalinga and Nandi cheek by jowl. These are most […]
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Send-off Goan style. While wandering in Dhargalim, Goa, one late evening in September, I happened upon the home of Santosh Khanolkar on the edge of a paddy field. It was the final day of the extended Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the family was preparing its traditional visarjan (final rites before immersion of the idol). They […]
Omnipresent. The first thing I noticed as we came within sight of Seljahjallagil – a remarkable canyon studded with basalt columns – near the Mývatn area in north Iceland is the likeness of Ganesha. A full photographic account of this wondrous place will be presented later. For now, this teaser.