Vrindavan – On the river

10th February 2014 (Day 2) (Vrindavan #1)

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Having arrived in Vrindavan and dropped our luggage off, we went for a journey on the river.

Our stay in Vrindavan was very special.  It is an ancient religious centre, where Krishna spent part of his childhood, and we were staying at an ashram, guests of Robyn Beeche (also see A Life Exposed) and also Raju.  Robyn was a pioneering fashion photographer in London in the 1970s and 1980s, creating amazing surreal portraits using skin-painting, lighting and backgrounds.  She has lived in India since 1985, producing remarkable images of the people there.  Raju, who grew up in Vrindavan, is also an experienced and highly accomplished photographer.

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The images in this post are taken from a boat on the Yamuna, one of the most sacred rivers in India.  The exception is the last image, taken from on land, having just alighted from the boat.

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This pontoon bridge is removed and stored each year prior to the arrival of the monsoon floods.

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There was a religious ceremony being performed by the river as the sun went down.  I thought perhaps there was a festival but this happens frequently.  It is a Puja or Arati ceremony.

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7 comments on “Vrindavan – On the river

  1. Derek Lark says:

    Some of the nicest images so far, although I haven’t been able to look at everything you have posted. An amazing journe

    Like

  2. navery101 says:

    True art, thank you for sharing!

    Like

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