An honest day’s work. Vitthal Mhavuskar works in the fields and forests of Carambolim-Sattari in northeast Goa. This post is an addition to the Faces of Goa series.
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Goddess of fertility. Gajalaxmi is one of the 8 aspects of the Hindu Goddess Laxmi. In Goa this manifestation of the Goddess is associated with fertility. Her presence is especially pronounced in the villages along the Mandovi River basin where she is also referred to as Kelbai and Bhauka. The representation of Gajalaxmi in the […]
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 […]
Football, rain or shine. This setting in Harvalem in the shadow of the Western Sahyadri range in northeast Goa is spectacular. I am sure the local politico and his whores (read builder buddies) will find a way to cure this. Once a common sight, today not-so-common, since coconut orchards are being depleted […]