Tag Archives: Pomburpa

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 […]

View full post »

Historic church in a magical setting. The Church of Mãe de Deus (Mother of God) in Pomburpa is among the oldest in Goa. Founded in 1590, it hews to the Mannerist Neo-Roman style. The church is seen here from the island of Chorão; they are separated by a tributary of the Mandovi river (although you […]

View full post »

This is a continuation of the Monsoon in Goa – 2010 Edition theme. These photographs were shot over two consecutive rain-soaked days in the idyll that is the island of Chorão, also known as Chodna or Chodan. My forbears came from this part of Goa, and were impelled to move out after the sacking of […]

View full post »